Thank you for joining us for another Made in Manitoba, as we recognize and reflect on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday, September 30th The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history, and ongoing impacts of residential schools, is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
This weekend on Made in Manitoba we take you back to June of this year, when we shared for the first-time music from Indigenous singer-songwriter Aysanabee.
Currently based in Toronto, the Juno-nominated artist was one of the hosts of the national radio special "A Day To Listen" which was part of our programming and commitment to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Aysanabee is a member of Sandy Lake First Nation, but was born and spent some of his early years in The Pas before moving to Winnipeg.
Aysanabee's debut album is titled "Watin", and was named after his late grandfather. It was inspired by conversations the performer had with him before he passed away.... conversations which shed light on his time in the residential school system, and the difficult life he led, at times.
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