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How one Indigenous artist is decolonizing the airwaves in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Omar Sachedina

Omar SachedinaNational Affairs Correspondent, CTV National News

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Published Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:03PM EST

THUNDER BAY, ONT. -- The project of decolonization and reconciliation is alive and well in a small Thunder Bay, Ont. radio station -- Zee’s Place, run by Crystal “Zee” Hardy, an Indigenous artist and writer who is looking to change how the Indigenous story is told in the city.

In her Wednesday show, Hardy uses her own stories, the music she plays, as well as guest artists, to try to spread some healing and knowledge, a project that continues on her podcast, Under the Same Stars.

“I feature Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists,” she told CTV News. “Really anyone that's promoting unity, using music as a tool for reconciliation.”