Embedded

CBC Thunder Bay wants to help you break out of your cultural comfort zone, leap the racial divide and become 'embedded' in a cross-cultural experience.

Check out the images below to select the cross-cultural experience that would best test your limits... then click to send us your pitch.

What questions would you ask? What do you hope to learn?

We'll select the best pitches and then help you share the experience on-air.

After School Program

After School Program

Three future teachers jumped at the chance to spend some time at an after school program steeped in First Nations culture.

Mining Company

Mining Company

Lynda Banning had some questions about how mining companies are working with northern First Nations. Glenn Nolan, of Noront Resources, invited her to visit their Thunder Bay office.

Police Ride-along

Police Ride-along

Ken Cyrette, of Fort William First Nation, is a university student with a long-time interest in law enforcement. He hopped in the cruiser for a shift with Constable Gordon Snyder.

Bannock Making

Making bannock

Heidi Zettel and Monique Wylie tried their hand at baking perfect bannock. Nicole McKay taught them.

Mainstream Newsroom

CBC Crew

Sandi Boucher woke up before the break of dawn to spend some time with us here at CBC. She also shared her thoughts on bringing First Nations perspectives into mainstream newsrooms.

Drum Teachings

Drumming

Shelby Ch'ng wanted to broaden her understanding of Aboriginal culture. She signed up to attend a traditional drum teaching at Anishnawbe Mushkiki.

Mayor for a Day

Mayor for a Day

We asked listeners - both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal - to apply for a cross-cultural experience. For example, the chance for an Aboriginal person to spend the day behind the scenes at city hall.

Catherine Banning took us up on that offer, and perhaps got more than she bargained for. On Monday, October 7, she got to spend a 12 hour day with Mayor Keith Hobbs.

Here's how it went.