Move seen as “serious threat to press freedom” in Canada
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
First Nations reporting usually falls into the four D’s: drumming, dancing, drinking, and death. Wawmeesh Hamilton is trying to change that.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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