CBC Radio in Thunder Bay Cross-Cultural Experience

Making bannock at the Fall Harvest at Fort William Historical Park
Making bannock at the Fall Harvest at Fort William Historical Park

Making bannock at the Fall Harvest at Fort William Historical Park
Making bannock at the Fall Harvest at Fort William Historical Park

THUNDER BAY – CBC Radio in Thunder Bay is offering you the chance to embed yourself in a cross-cultural experience. It’s your chance to step into an unfamiliar role, and to learn something new. It’s also a chance to bring the Aboriginal, and non-Aboriginal communities closer together. 

Mayor Keith Hobbs
Mayor Keith Hobbs


NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno
NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno

The station is looking for Aboriginal, and non-Aboriginal people willing to take a leap, and immerse themselves in an unfamiliar cultural experience. For example, a non-Aboriginal person will get the chance to hang out with a First Nations Chief for a day; while an Aboriginal person will shadow the Mayor for a day. Along the way, participants will be encouraged and welcome to ask questions. Call it reality radio.

The First Nations population in Thunder Bay is young and growing. If you’d like to learn more about the strengths and struggles of Aboriginal parents and kids, the station is also offering non-Aboriginal people the opportunity to spend some time at a First Nations after school program. You can also apply for a chance to attend a traditional ceremony, or try your hand at making bannock.

For Aboriginal people, CBC is offering the chance to go behind the scenes in a mining company board room.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the police force, there’s also an opportunity to go on a ride-along with an officer.
Finally, you can apply to spend the day in a mainstream newsroom.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.cbc.ca/thunderbay and click on the “Embedded” link. 
That’s where you can make your pitch explaining why you’d like to be part of the Embedded project. Applications are due by September 20.

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