Through this course, I have had some significant developments in journalistic skills, but also in realizations and lessons that will stick with me both in my work and in my general life. … More What now?
When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission published its 94 calls to action, journalism schools across the country were specifically called upon to change. The schools were asked to include education and history of Indigenous people into media programs. In my opinion, there could have been a lot more to call journalism schools to change. We … More It sounds so simple.
I have trouble crying in front of people. I tend to force myself to stop should a rogue tear escape down my cheek, brush it away and immediately try to laugh about something. Yesterday I couldn’t do that. Yesterday I was biting the inside of my gums, biting my tongue trying to stop myself from … More “Don’t let my words go to waste,” she told us.
Just as the land, the nation, and the national memory are haunted, so too is the colonial archive. – J.J. Ghaddar … More Haunted records: the relationship between archival and Indigenous narratives
He said he hoped we would spread this story. He came from Alaska to tell us. He said he would pass it on himself as well. On National Aboriginal Day in Whitehorse, Yukon, Wayne Price told us the story of the giant wooden totem pole he was standing in front of. The one he carved. … More Wood chips and a healing process