Trauma-informed education for journalists is important

Trauma-informed education for journalists is important By Samuel Tipewin. Sharing news and stories is not a new concept among First Nations.  Elder Harry Francis from Piapot Cree First Nation says Indigenous tribes had messengers who carried news back and forth between camps.  “When a messenger would enter the homelands of a tribe, a scout of […]

Survivors of the province’s oldest residential school are still waiting for justice

Survivors of the province’s oldest residential school are still waiting for justice By: Randi LaRocque. The federal and provincial governments still don’t acknowledge their roles in the operation of the Île-à-la-Crosse Residential School and Survivors say that’s not Reconciliation.  It opened in 1821 and was operated by the Roman Catholic Church until it closed in […]

Decolonizing Journalism: Long Overdue

Decolonizing Journalism: Long Overdue By Kenneth Gordon What does the phrase ‘decolonizing journalism’ mean to you? For Dan David, founder and former president of APTN News, it’s something “long overdue.” He’s part of a new ‘Decolonizing Journalism’ course offered by the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. To decolonize journalism, we must turn to […]

Jennifer Laewetz is blazing a trail on the internet.

Jennifer Laewetz is blazing a trail on the internet. By Hannah Scott Traditional journalists and online journalists have entered a friendly rivalry in the constantly evolving media world.   It is no secret the world of journalism and media has become a turbulent whirlwind of controversy, debate, and public mistrust.  At the same time, fast-changing new […]

Creeson Agecoutay shares his next chapter in journalism

By Desiraye Noname From his humble beginnings to his current role as a host on APTN National News, Creeson Agecoutay’s journey is an inspiration to Indigenous youth aspiring to pursue a career in journalism. Raised in a single-parent household on the Cowessess First Nation, he credits his mom Claudia for pushing him to pursue his […]

CBC Indigenous Pathways Paves the Way for Success

CBC Indigenous Pathways Paves the Way for Success By Brittany Poitras Micheal Dick is a First Nation journalist, who wanted to increase the number of Indigenous stories being told within Canadian media. So, he decided to do something about it. In 2021, he established the groundbreaking Indigenous Pathways program at CBC. Originally from the Fort […]

Indigenous truths must be shared, says award-winning journalist Connie Walker

Indigenous truths must be shared, says award-winning journalist Connie Walker By Belinda Nelson Advocating for truth, sharing Indigenous stories and navigating a fast-changing media industry are all in a day’s work for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Walker. Walker and her investigative team at Gimlet Media shared journalism’s highest honour in May 2023 for Stolen: Surviving […]

Indigenous women talking about important stuff

Indigenous women talking about important stuff By Chelsa Racette In a bustling world of podcasts vying for attention, Auntie Up! is a raw, unfiltered celebration of Indigenous women.  “Our voices have been silenced for too long,” said Kim Wheeler, one of the co-creators of the innovative podcast.  She is an Anishinaabe/Mohawk kwe (woman) who lives […]

Grandfather of Indigenous Media hits “1 million watts of Indigenous Power”

Grandfather of Indigenous Media hits “1 million watts of Indigenous Power” By Tyrone Perreault After 47 years in the news business and reaching an incredible milestone, Bert Crowfoot proves Indigenous media is thriving. His company Windspeaker Media, consists of five radio stations and an online news service. After launching 106.3 Medicine Hat on March 1, […]