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Disrupting Colonial Narratives in Newsrooms

Friday, April 8, 2022
2:00 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
FIMS Broadcast Studio
Room: 3050

"Disrupting Colonial Narratives in Newsrooms: Caring for Indigenous Stories"

Join us on April 8 for a conversation with CBC journalist and Indigenous author Angela Sterritt, who is currently serving as the FIMS 2022 Asper Fellow.

Sterritt will focus on the theme of the graduate course she is currently teaching, titled "Decolonization, Reciprocity, and Healing." There will be a particular focus on healing or mitigating the trauma that journalists have and can cause through their reporting on Indigenous stories.

Additionally, a welcome and greetings will be offered by FIMS community collaborators Dan and Mary Lou Smoke. Dan and Mary Lou Smoke are local elders and for over 30 years co-hosts of Smoke Signals, the longest-running Indigenous radio program in Canada. Dan Smoke is a member of the Seneca Nation, Six Nations Grand River Territory, and Mary Lou Smoke is a member of the Ojibway Nation from Batchawana on Lake Superior.

Everyone is welcome. There will be limited in person space available in the FIMS Broadcast Studio (FNB 3050). The event will also be streamed on Zoom.

If you would like to attend in person, please email to register.

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About the speakers:

Angela Sterritt is an award-winning multimedia journalist, author and visual artist and a member of the Gitxsan Nation. Sterritt is based in Vancouver and has worked for the CBC since 2003. She is anticipating the release of her new book Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls, in September 2022.

Joining Sterritt for the conversation will be Sara Mai Chitty, a member of Alderville First Nation, a FIMS alumna (MA in Journalism, 2015), and the Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor in the Office of Indigenous Initatives at Western University.

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