A Day To Listen - September 30. 2023
Saturday September 30, 2023 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation across Canada and to mark the day, UMFM is pleased to be part of a country-wide broadcast of a special program that will preempt our regular programming from 6am to 6pm CT. Produced by Orbyt Media in partnership with The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, A Day To Listen is hosted by three phenomenal artists: recent Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Oji-Cree singer-songwriter Aysanabee; Juno award-winning member of Digging Roots and Anishinaabekwe community organizer ShoShona Kish; and Juno-winning singer-songwriter and the pride of Peguis First Nation, William Prince.
While UMFM participated in the inaugural edition of A Day To Listen in 2021, the program has expanded to include three 4‑hour segments that include stories and interviews from Indigenous community leaders, artists & creators, elders and more. This year’s special guests include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dr. Amy Cardinal Christianson, Cindy Blackstock, and former NHL player Jordin Tootoo.
For more information on The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, please visit their site and mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30th to hear A Day To Listen.