Listen Up! Presents Janet Rogers
Mohawk radio host, doc producer and poet, Janet Rogers is the 3rd speaker in the CFUZ Listen Up Speaker Series. On Thursday January 25th, Janet will present ‘The Many Faces of Radio’, discussing various ways she engages radio in her writing, as a performance artist and through documentary film.
Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia, lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto Ontario and is living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist.
She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUV fm from 2007-2017. Her music column Tribal Clefs was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008-2016. Her radio documentaries “Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music” and “Resonating Reconciliation” won Best Radio at the imagaineNATIVE Film and Media festival 2011 and 2013.
Janet produced a six-part radio documentary series titled NDNs on the Airwaves focused on the current history of native radio in Canada, launched in February 2016.