As part of this project, all stations involved are required to play one Public Service Announcement (PSA) daily for one year (or a total of 365 plays). These PSAs are short windows exploring the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. They can be listened to or downloaded by clicking on the PSA titles. More will be added shortly.
If you wish to produce your own PSA, please contact kari AT ncra DOT ca and will AT ncra DOT ca for further information.
PSA Jason White Bear RJS Ottawa (MP3)
Jason White Bear is an Indian residential school survivor. He spoke at the Red Jam Slam in Ottawa about the effects his schooling had on his language. You can also listen to the complete audio of Jason White Bear sharing his experiences and thoughts on Indian residential Schools at the Ottawa Red Jam Slam event here (MP3).
PSA Viola Thomas RJS Ottawa (MP3)
Viola Thomas is a commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as a residential school survivor. She talks about the TRC and her experiences in Indian Residential School. You can also listen to the complete audio of Viola Thomas sharing her experiences and thoughts on Indian residential Schools at the Ottawa Red Jam Slam event here (MP3).
PSA Thomas Loutitt RJS Ottawa (MP3)
Thomas Loutitt is an Anishnabe elder who spoke at an event called the Red Jam Slam in Ottawa. He spoke about his experiences in Indian Residential Schools. You can also listen to the complete audio of Thomas Loutitt sharing his experiences and thoughts on Indian residential Schools at the Ottawa Red Jam Slam event here (MP3).
PSA Honour the Apology (MP3)
Clayton Thomas-Muller, Melody McKiver, and Jocelyn Iahtail spoke at a rally in Ottawa called Honour the Apology. The rally was targeted at drawing awareness of the lack of cooperation between the Canadian Government and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
PSA Jesse Dubois CJSW (MP3)
Jesse Dubois of CJSW 90.9fm in Calgary, talks with his father about his experiences in residential schools. They talk about the mission of Indian Residential schools.
PSA Old Hands (MP3)
Elder Old Hands talks about his initial reaction to Stephen Harper’s apology of Indian residential schools in 2008. Taken from an interview with Patrice Mousseau. Old Hands puts his reaction into perspective.
PSA White Judges Poem (MP3)
This is from a reading of the poem “White Judges” by Marylyn Dumont. It talks about an Indigenous family and how society viewed their actions.
PSA Isobel Francis (MP3)
Isobel Francis talks about her husband Louie’s experience in Indian Residential Schools. They are both from Akwesasne Ontario.