Resonating Reconciliation on CiTR


“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.

CiTR’s Producer:
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.

CiTR Resonating Reconciliation - Matthew Norris

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.