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Journalist Facing Criminal Charges For Covering Indigenous Protest

March 9, 2017

Move seen as “serious threat to press freedom” in Canada

Things Joseph Boyden Has Claimed To Be But Is Not

December 29, 2016

To a growing number of newspaper and magazine pundits, the Joseph Boyden controversy is about political correctness run amok, a public “lynching,” outrage culture, a racial witch-hunt and petty literary jealousy from bitter Indigenous writers. The rhetoric and name-calling seems to have obscured the question that must surely lie at the core of the matter: … Continued

Do First Nations Have A Free Press?

December 4, 2016

First Nations reporting usually falls into the four D’s: drumming, dancing, drinking, and death. Wawmeesh Hamilton is trying to change that.

Follow Up: John Furlong

July 25, 2016

John Furlong has been accused of abusing dozens of First Nations children when he was a teacher in Burns Lake in the 1960s. Journalist Laura Robinson told this story and ended up on the wrong side of a defamation lawsuit.

Assembly of First Nations Votes to Press Government for New John Furlong Investigation

July 14, 2016

Decades after her alleged abuse by John Furlong, what Cathy Woodgate really wants is to heal. But to heal she first needs to be heard. Wednesday evening the Assembly of First Nations heard her voice. A resolution passed by the AFN seeks to pressure the federal government and the RCMP into launching a formal investigation … Continued

Indigenous Media Roundtable

February 9, 2016

Most Canadians don’t hear about the stories Indigenous peoples tell within their communities. Mainstream media only covers the most tragic events affecting Indigenous communities — if it chooses to cover them at all. Now, alternative digital platforms have created an opportunity for these stories to travel outside the communities they are about.

Don’t Let Harper Happen Here: Wab Kinew on Entering Politics

February 8, 2016

Wab Kinew talks about systemic racism against Indigenous peoples in Canada and why he’s turned to politics to try to make the changes he wants to see.

Newsworthy Victims: MMIW and the Media

December 13, 2015

It’s taken 40 years for the media to pay attention to the permanent crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Karyn Pugliese, APTN’s Director of News and Current Affairs, talks about what has finally changed and why it’s taken so long.

SHORT CUTS – Nannies/Indigenous Comments/Collateral Teen

December 3, 2015

The National Post’s Ashley Csanady on the Prime Minister’s childcare, the CBC closing comments on all stories about First Nations, the teenager at the center of a media firestorm and three puff-pieces in three papers about three powerful people.

An Open Letter From Furlong’s Accusers to Prime Minister Trudeau

November 27, 2015

John Furlong’s accusers are asking the federal government to listen to them. In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two cabinet ministers, Cathy Woodgate and seven others who say Furlong abused them as children call for Trudeau to ask Furlong to step down from Own the Podium, a government-created and government-funded non-profit sports … Continued

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