The Current for June 4, 2021
Today on The Current:
Earlier this week we played Monster, a poem by Dennis Saddleman about the abuse and resulting trauma that he suffered at the Kamloops residential school. Saddleman talks to Matt Galloway about how writing has helped him to heal, and shares a new poem, written this week.
Plus, with the Juno Awards just days away, we take a look at the Canadian music industry — one of the hardest hit by the pandemic — with Chris Frayer, artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival; Amy Millan of the band Stars; and Darren "Young D" Metz and Quinton "Yung Trybez" Nyce are the hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids.
Then, award-winning musician William Prince should be celebrating his Juno nomination, but his mind right now is firmly on his role as an Indigenous father. He joins us to discuss residential schools, reconciliation and hope.
And CBC's Chief Political Correspondent Rosemary Barton discusses the federal government's response to the remains identified at Kamloops, and public anger over Canada's residential school system.