“Reconciliation is dead and it was never really alive.” That’s the bold assertion from broadcaster and artist Jesse Wente (Serpent River First Nation) in a commentary about Canada’s official efforts since 2013 to come to grips with the country’s historical treatment of its Indigenous residents. His comments come as Canadian elected leaders fail to find a viable solution for the resistance against the Coastal GasLink pipeline across traditional Wet’suwet’en territory. We’ll get Wente’s views and hear about his career as a broadcaster, film curator and his role as director of the Indigenous Screen Office.
Break 1 music: Sonic Boom (song) Bear Creek (artist) XI – Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live At San Manuel (album)
Break 2 music: Land Back Ft. Boogey The Beat & Chippewa Travellers (single) A Tribe Called Red (artist)