1st Annual Red Jam Slam Radio Fest

Currently the Red Jam Slam Society is in association with the National Campus and Community and Radio Association, and the Indian Residential School Society to engage the aboriginal arts communities across Canada to host 5 "Slam Events" that promote aboriginal artists and performers to deliver the Resonating Reconciliation Project.The next Resonating Reconciliation Red Jam Slam will take place in Ottawa, time to be announced soon.

Although the reconciliation events held finale events in September 2013, there are 2 more Red Jam Slam events from 2 more regions or communities (Ottawa and the Yukon) that will tell their stories and experience of Residential Schools and relay the healing process as it pertains to each their region as has happened at the other RJS Slam events across Canada.

Stay tuned here for more information as it developes!

Vancouver Slam Event February 14, 2013

The Vancouver Slam Event was a successful intimate affair with a full line-up of local talent in the central location of the InterUrban Art Gallery, at #1 East Hastings Street.



Winnipeg Slam Event - June 11, 2013

The Winnipeg Slam Event, held June 11, was headlined with the Burnt Project 1 - a contemporary rock group, as well as First Nation Elders, artists and performers. This event showcased residential school surviours, an aboriginal filmmaker/actor, an aboriginal comedian, an aboriginal traditional drum and dance group, and recently 2013 Juno Canadian Music Award nominated Burnt Project 1.






Burnt Project 1



 The Roseau River Singers

The Roseau River Singers have been together for over a period of twenty years. These singers traveled extensively throughout the powwow circuit all across Turtle Island (North America). All singers are Anishnabe and originate from Roseau River First Nations, MB. The drum keeper is Bill Dathrill Atkinson.



Comedian Chad Anderson


Chad Anderson is a stand-up comedian originally from The Pas MB, who has been living in Winnipeg for the past 5 years. Chad has been performing ever since he moved to Winnipeg and is quickly making a name for himself in the entertainment world. He is a student at the National Screen Institutes New Voices Program and is a writer for Shaw TV's The Week Thus Far. Chad will entertain you with his tales from being a terrible drunk to getting sober and everything in between and after. Chad is a bright young man and is one to watch out for.



Kirk Ferland



KIRK FERLAND is a filmmaker whose training includes work with Manitoba Theatre for Young People and the Aboriginal Arts Training and Mentorship Program. Credits include The Singing Shards and The Forum piece From the North and Who Wants to be an Environmentalist, Running with the Hit Man, Blackbridge and was part of the cast of Out Mighty Mighty. Kirk is a proud father and is dedicated in making vital changes within the industry and communities that pertain more specifically to his Anishinabe heritage through community development for children and youth and with his writing, directing and acting. Kirk recently played “David” and “The Examining Doctor” in The Normal Heart, and the lead in the series Child First.



Elders Florence Paynter and Philip Paynter


Florence is originally from Sandy Bay First Nations, MB married into Norway House First Nations, MB Anishnabe. Masters degree in Education from the University of Manitoba. First Nations Traditional Spiritual Elder, Resident elder at the University of Manitoba. Attended Residential schools: Sandy bay Residential school and Assiniiboia Residential high school. These Residential schools were located within Manitoba.

Philip Paynter, originally from Norway house First Nations, MB. He is Cree. He has a Bachelor of Education from University of Brandon; major in guidance and counseling. He is a First Nations Traditional Spiritual Elder and attended Residential schools: Cross Lake Indian Residential School/ Norway House and then onto Sandy Bay Residential school/ Assiniiboia Residential high school. These Residential schools were located within Manitoba.

Both Philip and Florence met at the Sandy Bay Residential school in 1963 . These residential school survivours would end up dancing partners, every Wednesday night, while attending Sandy bay residential school. Since then, they have been married for 46 years and counting. Mr. and Mrs. Paynter keep on dancing!



Edmonton Slam Event - May 12th, 2013

Red Jam Slam was proud to announce the Edmonton Slam event that took place on May 12, 2013. Carrie Lawrence and Donald Morin coordinated this Slam Event with a line up of participants and performers from the Alberta community.

With the focus of the 'intergenerational survivor' in mind the Edmonton Slam was an empowering event that displayed how the generations beyond the direct suvivors deal with what has become known as multi-generational grief. Healing happens in many forms and these Slam Events themselves become a catalist for healing for all generations of the Residential School experience.



Red Jam Slam Society concludes the Resonating Reconciliation project!

The upcoming Nunavut Red Jam Slam Event, to be held on March 28, 2014, marks the close of a hugely successful year in association with the National Community Radio Association.



A Brandez Slam!


Also to be held in Vancouver on March 28th will be a Red Jam Slam Event at the Brandez Pub (122 E. Hastings St).Featured in the line up are Rez Warriors, with The Beezers, and Comedian Patricia Burnsyourwagon, Rose Siccama - RedSoulBluez, and more! To insure a seat for this be there by 9PM.




The Red Jam Slam Board of Directors are pleased to announce the ending of the Resonating Reconciliation project that has made the last year a very productive and dynamic year for the Red Jam Slam Society; and for this we thank all participants, members, and supporters -- and most of all the Artists, Performers, and participants in all of the past years Red Jam Slam Events and Radio Docs.


The Red Jam Slam Society was founded on June10th, 2010 and exists to host events, celebrations, and annual festivals that feature emerging and seasoned aboriginal artists and performers. The Red Jam Slam Society encourages grassroots creativity with strategies that honor all levels of Aboriginal voice and talent and encourages all to participate and witness the continued aboriginal growth and presence within all media.