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Podcast hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath review the details of what Ontario classrooms might look like in September. Also, Steve speaks with Lisa MacLeod, the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture, about her visit to Niagara Region, whose tourism-reliant economy took a hard hit from COVID-19.
The Residential Schools Land Memory Mapping Project at Carleton University is an interactive historical guide to Canada’s residential school system. The Agenda welcomes Stephanie Pyne, of Carleton’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre; and Jackie Fletcher and Irene Barbeau, of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni association, both residential school survivors.
Sunday is National Indigenous Peoples Day and it’s going to look a little different this year. TVO’s reporter on Indigenous issues, Shelby Lisk, speaks with people to find out how they’ll celebrate.
Tonight on TVO
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Hurley
American racing legend Hurley Haywood speaks about being gay in the macho world of motor sports and sets the record straight about his relationship with co-driver Peter Gregg.
Sunday, 9 p.m. — Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger
Director Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Jordan River Anderson, who spent all five years of his life in hospital while the federal and Manitoba governments argued over who was responsible for his care. In 2007, Jordan's Principle, which guaranteed First Nations children equal access to government-funded services, became federal law.