How to watch and listen to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on CBC
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to recognize and reflect on the legacy of residential schools in Canada. To mark this event, CBC is sharing First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences from across the country.
For the entire day, these stories will be broadcast across CBC TV, CBC News Network, CBC.ca, CBC Kids, CBC Radio One and CBC Music including a commercial-free primetime broadcast special, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
WE KNOW THE TRUTH: STORIES TO INSPIRE RECONCILIATION – This CBC Manitoba documentary recasts Canada's history and future through the empowerment of Indigenous Peoples. Meet the people who are challenging the history of Canada and residential schools, and creating change on their own terms. Reflect with residential school survivors and be inspired by those who are working hard to keep their culture and languages alive. Watch now on CBC Gem
Thursday, September 30 at 12 p.m. noon on CBC Radio One
ANSWERING THE CALL: Stories of resistance, reclamation and resilience on Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Host Rosanna Deerchild explores how Canada is doing on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action and how First Nations across Canada are demolishing, redeveloping, and reclaiming former residential school sites. JUNO Award-winning musician William Prince will discuss the role artists play and share how his family is marking the day. Finally, retired senator Murray Sinclair, who chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, offers his thoughts on the future of reconciliation in Canada.
MORE ON CBC
Thursday, September 30 at 10 a.m. on CBC Radio One
Q – Tom Power speaks with Alanis Obomsawin, one of the most accomplished documentary filmmakers in Canada, and one of the most acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers in the world. She is the winner of the Glenn Gould Prize, the prestigious award given for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts. She was also honoured at this year's Toronto International Film Festival with a career retrospective of her work called Celebrating Alanis Obomsawin. The video interview with Alanis Obomsawin will be available on cbc.ca/q.
Directed by Tanya Talaga and Michelle Derosier, Mashkawi-Manidoo Bimaadiziwin Spirit to Soar examines the hard truths around the deaths of First Nations students in Thunder Bay, especially one big truth that Canada continues to ignore: that racism kills, especially when it presents as indifference. It's a look at how families and communities struggle to carry on while pursuing justice for their loved ones and equity for their people, and it follows Tanya Talaga's personal journey as she explores her own Indigenous identity.
11 a.m. (11:30 a.m. NT) Colonization Road
1 p.m. (1:30 p.m. NT) Every Child Matters
3 p.m. (3:30 p.m. NT) - New film: Our People will be Healed
7 p.m. (7:30 p.m. NT) Through Our Eyes: Indigenous Shorts
An Indigenous-led team of journalists will deliver timely news features and special reports throughout the day from the CBC News investigating Residential Schools on The National, CBC News Network, World Report, The World at Six and cbc.ca/Indigenous
CBC Kids and CBC Kids News
CBC Kids News will feature an "Ask an Indigenous person anything" segment where four Indigenous people (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) under 30 meet and chat with kid contributor Isabel DeRoy-Olson to discuss reconciliation and take questions from kids across Canada. Additionally, CBC Kids News will feature two segments for a tween audience outlining what reconciliation is and why it is needed, and how to be a better ally.
CBC Kids is recognizing September 30 with an hour-long special from the award-winning animated series Molly of Denali plus original content from Studio K all about Indigenous heritage and culture.
CBC Sports will feature interviews and opinion pieces by and with Indigenous athletes including Hunter Lang, Michael Linklater and Kali Reis.
See the work of Contributing Art Director Emily Kewageshig, an Anishinaabe artist raised in Saugeen First Nation #29. She designed the CBC logo marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Her work captures the interconnection of life forms using culturally significant materials from the land.