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ON THE RADAR | Watch Jeremy Dutcher's Powerful Juno Gala Dinner & Awards Speech On Reconciliation

By Michael Vincent on March 18, 2019

Jeremy Dutcher, 2019 Juno Awards
Watch Jeremy Dutcher powerful speech for unity and reconciliation at the 2019 Juno Gala Dinner.

“It doesn’t happen in a year. It takes time. It takes stories. It takes shared experience. It takes music. I have hope.”

Jeremy Dutcher, who won a Juno for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, made an unexpectedly powerful acceptance speech on Saturday night. In it, he not only thanked everyone for the win, but also mentioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stance on the Trans Mountain pipeline, and raised questions as to why there are still communities on boil water advisories in 2019. As he was just about to talk about reconciliation, he was promptly cut off at the maximum 60 seconds acceptance speech time.

“…Reconciliation… [music begins to play]… there we go. That’s it. Thank you so much.”

It wasn’t until the Arkels came up on stage after winning for Rock Album of the Year, that they offered their allotted acceptance speech time to Dutcher so he could finish what we wanted to say.

Watch it all unfold here:

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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