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Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on...

Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 1240
Cost:
Free

"Rights Before We Talk Reconciliation: Reporting on Indigenous Issues in Canada"

The 2018 Clissold Lecture, hosted by the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University.

All are welcome to attend this public lecture. **Please note this event will be filmed and photographed. The presentation will also be live-streamed on the FIMS Facebook page.

Presented by Tanya Talaga, Toronto Star journalist. A reception will follow from 6PM - 7PM.

Speaker Bio:
Tanya Talaga has been a journalist at the Toronto Star for twenty years, covering everything from general city news to education, national health care, foreign news, and Indigenous affairs. She has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism. In 2013, she was part of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for a year-long project on the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. In 2015, she was part of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for Gone, a series of stories on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She is the 2017–2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy. Talaga is of Polish and Indigenous descent. Her great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor. Her great-grandfather, Russell Bowen, was an Ojibwe trapper and labourer. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. Her mother was raised in Raith and Graham, Ontario. Talaga lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.

Host:
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Contact:
Becky Blue
bblue@uwo.ca


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