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.
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.