Angela Sterritt, award-winning Gitxsan reporter, highlighed problems with reporting Indigenous issues in a recent webinar hosted by Magazine Canada. She offered tips for reporting Indigenous stories in the future.
language and culture
An Indigenous language renaissance is happening in Canada, but advocates say more must be done to save the 34 endangered Indigenous languages in BC. The First Peoples' Cultural Council would like for all of them to be recognized as official languages.
Indigenous Sign Language is on the verge of extinction as American Sign Language becomes the standard. For the most part, Indigenous communities are not able to provide the resources deaf children need, including someone to teach sign language. Deaf First Nation individuals have
Teacher and Snuneymuxw elder, Mandy Jones, teaches Hul'qumi'num language classes at the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District in BC. She combines language instruction and cultural teachings.
Members of the High Bar First Nation in British Columbia have not been able to live on their own land in 125 years, creating displacement and a loss of language. The federal government declared the land uninhabitable due to lack of access to water.
Six early learning and childcare centres across Alberta are implementing Indigenous-focused programming at their locations. This programming includes traditional drumming, storytelling, and language lessons in Michif, Blackfoot, and Cree.
Final report on Community planning covering all facets of governance for the Tobacco Plains Indian Band.