OJEN was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to put together a Law and Radio Project with two pilots for First Nations students. The first pilot ran this October at Matawa Learning Centre in Thunder Bay.
In the project the students choose a legal topic and then spend four sessions learning about the topic, writing interview questions and practicing their questions. The final session takes place in a recording studio where they interview a legal expert on the topic. The interview is edited then aired on Wawatay Radio.
The students at Matawa chose to talk about Gladue. On November 10, Wawatay aired their interview with Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services’ Gladue Worker, Jennifer McKenzie. Listen to the broadcast recording below.