SiriusXM Canada honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a special September 30 Town Hall

Turtle Island Talks, an exclusive SiriusXM Canada series, premieres on The Indigiverse

TORONTO – September 28, 2021 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced Turtle Island Talks, an exclusive Town Hall series, premiering on September 30 on The Indigiverse (Ch. 165).

This special event will air several times throughout the day on The Indigiverse (Ch. 165), and in partnership with Canada Talks (Ch. 167), beginning at 10 am ET/7 am PT. The show will also livestream on The Indigiverse social media accounts, including Facebook, along with SiriusXM Canada’s Facebook account. After the first airing, the show will also be available on SiriusXM Canada’s YouTube channel, and subscribers can listen anytime online and on the SXM App.

This is the first edition of the Turtle Island Talks Town Hall series, dedicated to the inaugural observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the residential school experience and the ongoing impact it has on Indigenous communities. It was also created to honour residential school survivors and the children who never made it home.

Moderating this discussion as host is Dr. Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer from Eel River Bar First Nation, and the chair in Indigenous governance at Ryerson University.

Turtle Island Talks panelists will include: Indigenous comedian Howie Miller; retired NHL player Jordin Tootoo; and Mohawk and Anishinaabe journalist and SiriusXM host Kim Wheeler.

In addition, SiriusXM Canada has invited some friends, supporters and allies to the Indigenous community to discuss their views on how to put reconciliation into action, including:

  • National Chief Roseanne Archibald, the first female National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  • Country musician Don Amero, and Mark Chipman, owner of the Winnipeg Jets
  • Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and Harriet Visitor, Board member and Wenjack family representative for the Downie-Wenjack Fund (DWF)
  • Artist advocate and Sākihiwē festival Director Alan Greyeyes and country musician Dallas Smith

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SiriusXM Canada contact:

Jennifer Charlebois
Senior Manager, Communications

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