Indigenizing Media

  • Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Urban Shaman Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
  • Admission: FREE ADMISSION
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Join us for a critical discussion on Indigenous representation in media and how projects like Red Rising Magazine are changing the media landscape. 

Let’s look at the ways the stories we hear shape our understanding; let’s become more thoughtful writers, readers and thinkers; let’s become better allies of Indigenous media and look to projects like Red Rising Magazine as guideposts; let’s put Indigenous media representation into the hands of Indigenous people.

Our special guest speakers include:

- Andrea Landry, M.A

Andrea wrote her master's thesis on the CBC and offered a critical analysis on how they covered the White Paper, Oka crisis, and Idle No More movement

- Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray is the first Indigenous Rhodes scholar. He is an emerging writer who has been recently featured in activehistory, and also has his own blog at:

- Michael Champagne

Michael was recently featured in Time magazine as one of 24 of the world's next generation leaders. Michael has had many encounters with the media opposite the camera.

- Sheila North Wilson

Sheila is currently the Grand Chief of MKO. She has a significant amount of mainstream media experience, most recently CTV before resigning to run for the Grand Chief position.

- Kim Wheeler

Kim has brought positive Indigenous stories to both the mainstream and Indigenous media for over 20 years. She currently produces the hit CBC Radio series Unreserved, with host Rosanna Deerchild. 

This event will be all ages and everyone that is interested in writing, media, and journalism is invited to attend a good night of discussion.