Turtle Island Talks examines Indigenous learning for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Turtle Island Talks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

It has been said that education is the new buffalo. But what does that mean? Is it through education that Indigenous people thrive on this land? On the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Turtle Island Talks returns with a look at the educational relationship with Indigenous learning. 

Host Dr. Pam Palmater, the chair of Indigenous Governance at Toronto Metropolitan University, a lawyer, and a public figure speaks with leaders in the educational space, both traditional and contemporary, as we understand the importance of merging these educational styles.

Guests for this episode of Turtle Island Talks include:

  • Kaila Johnston, who is Cree from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the Supervisor of Education, Outreach, and Public Programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Dr. Crystal Fraser, a Gwichyà Gwich’in from Inuvik Northwest Territories. Crystal is the Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
  • Dr. Alex Wilson is Neyonawak Inniniwak from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. She is a professor with the Department of Educational Foundations and the Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Elder Paul Guimond from Sagkeeng First Nation where he sat on Chief & Council for 20 years and served as the School Board Chairman for ten years. He is the Elder-in-Residence at Red River College Polytech.

Listen to Turtle Island Talks on the Indigiverse and Canada Talks on this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Friday, September 30th at 7 and 11 ET, Saturday, October 1st at 3 ET, and October 2nd at 10 ET.

You can also listen to the show now on the SiriusXM App.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for action, remembrance, reflection and learning about the colonial history of the lands we live on.

Aboriginal People’s Television Network and The Indigiverse invite you to join us for an hour-live commemorative ceremony this Friday, September 30th, at 1 pm ET. Recognizing this important day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter and have their stories told.