Examine Indigenous health in Canada with Turtle Island Talks on The Indigiverse

Turtle Island Talks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Why are Indigenous Peoples’ health outcomes more precarious than non-Indigenous people? How does systemic racism and racism affect Indigenous Peoples access to healthcare? And how do we create a better healthcare system for Indigenous Peoples?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed in the second edition of Turtle Island Talks, an ongoing SiriusXM Town Hall series that returns Friday, March 18th on The Indigiverse (Ch. 165). The event will feature candid conversations between Indigenous healthcare professionals and those directly affected, along with non-Indigenous SiriusXM hosts.

Host Dr. Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaq lawyer from Mi’kma’ki, New Brunswick. She is a professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at X University, formerly known as Ryerson. She is also an activist, frequent political media commentator and a regular contributor to Canada Talks on SiriusXM.

The panelists for this edition of Turtle Island Talks will include Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority in B.C.; and Melanie MacKinnon, Ongomiizwin Health Service lead in Manitoba. Other special guests include: Dr. Marie Wilson, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner; Dr. Mary Wilson, traditional healer; Peter Mansbridge, veteran broadcaster and host of The Bridge and Good Talk on SiriusXM; Eric Alper, SiriusXM host; Siobhan Woodrow, SiriusXM host, and others.

This special event will air at several times throughout the day on The Indigiverse (Ch. 165) and Canada Talks (Ch. 167), beginning at 10 am ET/7 am PT. The show will also livestream on SiriusXM Canada’s social media channels, including Facebook and YouTube, as well as the social media channels for The Indigiverse, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.