“Resonating Reconciliation” is a project funding local Aboriginal producers in 40 Canadian community radio stations to produce 30-minute documentaries on the legacies of Indian Residential Schools. This project was initiated by NCRA and Red Jam Slam Society with a grant from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
Matthew Norris is a Masters student in UBC’s Political Science Program and a member of the Lac La Ronge First Nation in Saskatchewan. Matthew has been highly active in the Indigenous community on campus; being the founding president of the First Nations Studies Student Association, an organizational member for the 2012 Global Indigenous Conference, a familiar face amongst activist circles, a past Project and Research assistant for the First Nations Studies program at UBC, and a graduate with a double Major from UBC’s department of Political Science and First Nations Studies undergraduate programs.
His current research, within the field of Political Theory, focuses on avenues of Indigenous resurgence within deliberative democractic institutions, with a particular emphasis on the role of civil disobedience and self-empowerment in acheiving transformative change within marginalizing and oppressive colonial instutitions, alongside the impact these institutions have on Indigenous identities and sense of self.