In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, nearly 500 Canadian radio stations will come together for a third year to elevate Indigenous voices with A Day To Listen 2023.
The 12-hour broadcast, produced by the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) in partnership with Orbyt Media, on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time). Singer-songwriter William Prince returns to host the special for the second year, joined by new co-hosts, singer-songwriter Aysanabee and ShoShona Kish of the band Digging Roots.
“From boardrooms to classrooms to radio stations to our homes, we can all Do Something to move reconciliation forward,” said Sarah Midanik, President & CEO, Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. “Thank you to our partners and the nearly 500 radio stations from coast to coast to coast who are once again using their platforms to amplify Indigenous voices. And miigwetch to the millions of people in Canada who will tune in for A Day To Listen 2023.”
The theme of this year’s special is Mino Bimaadiziwin: Honouring Indigenous Identity. Mino Bimaadiziwin means “the good life” in Anishinabemowin. Special guests include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dr. Amy Cardinal Christianson, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, and former NHL player Jordin Tootoo.
In addition to the 12-hour radio special, Canadians can listen to extended interviews and conversations via the A Day To Listen podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.
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