Decolonize

 

You hear that word a lot when it comes to indigenous social issues.

At The Frog Radio, we believe this to mean: to infuse more indigenous culture and values into our daily lives, regardless of race; not throwing away your cell phone and going to live in the bush (although that sounds so appealing sometimes!)

The resources below can help you live a decolonized life.

Please note: these are merely suggestions. The Frog Radio does not claim to have professional advice for any health related issues. Please do your due diligence and get the help you feel is best for you.

Domestic Violence

For immediate emergency help, call 911

Ending Violence Association of Canada- A list of help, province by province

ShelterSafe.ca - A list of women's shelters across Canada

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

Indian Act

Many Canadians don't know anything about the Indian Act. The fact that it's even a thing is unbelievable once you start unfolding what it actually contains. These are just some resources:

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Indian Act

Indian Residential Schools

Crisis Line- If you need to reach out to anyone and talk about your experiences, please call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivors Society- this site is a great resource on how you can assist or find healing from your experiences related to Indian Residential Schools.

Legacy of Hope- a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts

Orange Shirt Day- every September 30, we honour and remember the survivors and those who didn't make it out of Residential Schools. Inspired by Phyllis Webstad's experience where her new orange shirt was taken from her on her first day of school and never seen again, we wear our orange shirts.

*** PLEASE, when purchasing an orange shirt, make sure you are supporting an indigenous company. There are many companies out there profiting off the pain of our people. An indigenous company will be very clear of who they are and most likely will be donating some or all proceeds to a charity or non-profit of some sort.

Mental Health & Wellness

 

If you need to speak to someone about anything that is triggering you (ie, mental health, abuse...) please reach out and get the cultural help you seek with any of the organizations below.

Jordan's Princples, Canada nationwide

First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia

 

First Nations Health Consortium, Alberta

 

First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba

 

First Nations & Metis Health Service, Saskatchewan

 

Aboriginal Health Access Centers, Ontario, various locations

 

Indigenous Services Canada, Canada nationwide

MMIWG

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

 

Tears to Hope Society- a non profit devoted to providing a safe space to heal though running. The society organizes an annual run along the Highway of Tears in Northern BC every June.

The Moosehide Campaign- a non profit of men, indigenous and non indigneous, standing up to violence against women and girls.

Native Womens Association of Canada- MMIWG & Violence Prevention

Music Streaming

The Frog Radio strongly believes in artists getting paid fairly. Our Artists page outlines why this is. That's why we LOVE:

Tr1be Music- helping Indigenous artists strive towards positive economic growth

News

One of the regulations of becoming a CRTC radio station is mandatory local news content. Since The Frog Radio will not become a CRTC station (that is how we are decolonizing radio!) here are some resources of where you can get your Indigenous news.

IndigiNews

APTN News

Indian Country Today

Native News Online

First Nations Drum

Radio Stations/Programs

 

This one may come as a surprise to people. An Indigenous worldview includes sharing and uplifting one another, even if, in a western worldview we're seen as competition. In order to decolonize the industry, The Frog Radio will not become a CRTC regulated station, which means (unless you have the right hook ups and adequate data plan) you won't be able to listen to us in your car. But you'll be able to tune into these indigenous stations or radio programs:

CBC Reclaimed, Canada nationwide, check for local listings

 

CHON FM, Whitehorse YK

 

CKLB FM, Yellowknife, NWT

 

CFNR FM, Terrace BC

 

Nuxalk Radio, Bella Coola BC

 

I Rise Radio, CICK, Smithers BC (our literal cousin program!)

 

CFWE FM, Edmonton AB

 

The Raven, Edmonton AB

 

CJWE FM, Calgary AB

 

NCI FM, Manitoba

 

MBC Radio, Saskatchewan

 

CKRZ FM, Oshweken ON

 

CFPO FM, Ottawa ON

 

CFPT FM, Toronto ON

 

Taqramiut Nipingat, Nunavik, QC

 

CKTP FM, Fredericton, NB

 

Native Voice One, USA nationwide, check for local listings

Truth & Reconcilation

It is SO important to understand that reconciliation starts with reading the TRC recommendations and then acting on them.

Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Reconciliation Canada

Downie Wenjack