How to watch and listen to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022 on CBC

CBC marked the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also known as Orange Shirt Day) on Friday, September 30 with an extensive series of Indigenous original programs bringing First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC News Network, CBC Kids, CBC Radio One, CBC Listen and CBC Music present.

The CBC National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Friday, September 30 lineup includes:

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CBC News Special: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Friday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC News Network, CBCNews.ca and the CBC News App
Live from Ottawa, CBC News Chief Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault hosts a special coverage of the events to commemorate the National Truth and Reconciliation Day. This special event honors residential home survivors, their families and their communities, including a memorial program by the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation in partnership with APTN.

ʔəm̓ i ce:p xwiwəl (come to the fire)
Friday, September 30 at 5 p.m. (5:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem

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ʔəm̓ i ce:p xwiwəl translates from the Musqueam language as “come to the fire”. Gathering around a fire in the traditional great house of the Coast Salish Territory has been a way for locals and their guests through the centuries to meet, share stories and celebrate. Recorded at the eponymous celebration at the Chan Center for the Performing Arts (University of British Columbia in Vancouver) on September 17 and curated by the host, CBC Music’s ReclaimedJarrett Martineau, ʔəm̓ i ce:p xwiwəl (come to the fire) is an Indigenous-led celebration of creativity, brilliance, culture and community. It features the voices of performers, speakers and dance groups from Musqueam and indigenous nations on Turtle Island.

CBC Ottawa News at 6 Special
Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. ET on CBC and CBC Gem

Tune in for a special live show from Madahoki Farm. How far have we come along the path to truth and reconciliation, and how much remains to be done? Join us as we share stories from our community.

The oldest
Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem

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In this short CBC documentary, elders from the Mi’kmaw, Wolastoqey, and Passamaquoddy congregations share their stories as knowledge keepers, educators, and historians.

Buffy Sainte Marie Starwalker
Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. (8 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem

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Recorded September 16 at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Indigenous artists including Jeremy Dutcher, Leela Gilday and William Prince perform the timeless songs of Buffy Sainte-Marie in a musical tribute to the life and work of this incredible human rights activist and multidisciplinary artist. The guest of honor’s original artwork is shown during this broadcast, and in a memorable finale, she performs on stage with her band.

The Pretenders (The passionate eye)
Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem

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Anishinaabe author, humorist and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor tackles one of the most controversial issues facing the world today: what does it mean to be indigenous and who is entitled to claim that identity?

Bimibatoo-Win: Where I ran
Tuesday, September 27 on CBC Gem
This documentary follows 75-year-old Charlie Bittern, a boarding school survivor, as he recounts the tough journey he had to make at the age of 19 amid Manitoba’s brutal snowstorm of 1967. Charlie will embark on the same journey with his family, walking the 50 miles to heal from his past and spread awareness for all boarding school survivors and the children who never made it home.

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The Truth & Reconciliation Collection is available now with more than 20 films, specials and documentaries honoring the history, heritage and diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

CBC Kids and CBC Kids News
CBC Kids News will premiere a new Orange Shirt Day special, reconciliation in the classroom, with three Indigenous youth discussing the issue of reconciliation and answering questions posed by students from across the country. Additionally, new KN Explains videos cover treaties and land recognition for young audiences.

CBC Kids introduces a new video explainer for kids ages 7-10 at CBCKids.ca: What is Orange Shirt Day? Throughout September, Studio K’s special new programming and recurring favorites about Indigenous culture will air during the CBC Kids preschool weekday and weekend morning slots.

LISTEN

Remembering the Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Friday, September 30 at 1pm (2 AT/ 2:30 NT) on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen
Falen Johnson will be hosting a live broadcast of this special event honoring residential home survivors, their families and their communities, including a memorial program hosted by the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation in partnership with APTN.

Reclaimed the gifts: ʔəm̓ i ce:p xwiwəl (come to the fire)
Friday, September 30 at 2:30 p.m. (3:30 AT /4 NT) on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen and at 3:30 p.m. (4 NT) on CBC Music and CBC Listen
The live musical performances, recorded on the event’s main stage, will be broadcast and curated by the host of CBC Music’s ReclaimedJarrett Martineau.

CBC music
Friday 30 September from 6am to midnight on CBC Listen and CBC Radio One (please check local listings)
CBC Music will feature indigenous artists and composers exclusively throughout the day.

taste freedom (The Doc Project)
Available on CBC listening and CBC Radio One (please check local listings)

An illustration by Helen Campbell Johnson of the Tasting Freedom theme. (Ben Shannon/CBC)


At the Edmonton Indian Residential School in 1961, a teenage student named Helen Campbell Johnson was starving. And she was angry. One Saturday, as she was standing in that cafeteria, something broke inside her, and Helen acted. This is the true story of a group of children who tried freedom 60 years ago on an unforgettable day at enormous risk.

The boy in the picture (The Secret Life of Canada)
Available on CBC Listen and CBC Radio One (please check local listings)

They are some of the most shared images associated with Canada’s boarding school system. Two late 19th-century photos taken a few years apart show a young Indigenous boy. They are often published without his name and titled “Before and After” because he wears traditional clothes on one side and European clothes on the other. who is this boy Where did he come from and what happened to him afterwards? He was taken away from home?” We go deep into the archives to piece together the details and find that not everything in these photos is what it seems.

tell our truth
Available on CBC Listen and CBC Radio One (please check local listings)
Hosted by Jolene Banning to mark National Truth and Reconciliation Day, this hour-long special illuminates stories of indigenous peoples resisting colonial narratives and impacts. Through stories that explore their culture, history and personal achievements, they will share their truths.

Kuper Island
Available on CBC lists and wherever podcasts are available

Kuper Island hosts Duncan McCue. (Evan Aagaard / CBC)


Long after the Kuper Island Residential School was demolished, what happened there still haunts the survivors. Investigative journalist Duncan McCue uncovers undisclosed police investigations, confronts abusers and witnesses a community trying to rebuild on the ruins of the old school and the unmarked graves of Indigenous children. An eight-part podcast about boarding schools for CBC Podcasts.


Contributing Art Director Emily Kewageshig, an Anishinaabe artist raised in Saugeen First Nation #29, designed the CBC logo in 2021 to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Her work captures the connection of life forms using culturally significant materials from the land.

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