Common Ground: How First Nations and newcomers are building relationships in Canada
One in five Canadians is an immigrant, the highest level in almost a century. In 20 years, it could be one in three. And that means that immigrants are going to have to play their part in the journey toward reconciliation.
Twenty-four-year-old Laford, who prepares the Three Sisters Stew, is Ojibway from Rama First Nation.
Kazi is a musician, and an activist of South Asian descent who grew up in Brampton, ON .She says she made a connection with Indigenous artists.
And that's what many Canadians — especially newcomers — are trying to do. Because reconciliation with First Nations is now part of what it means to be a good Canadian.
Also on Common Ground: Lido Pimienta, winner of the 2017 Polaris Prize. The Colombian-Canadian musician is all about building relationships with Indigenous people. She says that's part of what it means to be a Canadian. One of Lido's songs from that winning album, Al Unisono Viajan, translates as "They fly away in unison". It's about the similarities between the histories of colonization -- in both North and South America. But when Lido moved to Canada, she knew nothing about First Nations here. She tells us what happened to change that.
The host of Common Ground is Sheyfali Saujani. Senior Producer is Colleen Ross, and Executive Producer is Joan Melanson.