Journalists bear the responsibility of disseminating clear, fair and undistorted information. In the face of a global health pandemic, more than ever, we look toward the media as a source of accurate and up-to-date data and information that will keep us safe. Yet mainstream media have repeatedly failed Indigenous people, often spreading misinformation, perpetuating stereotypes, triggering painful memories or heightening fear.
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Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2020 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.
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Candis Callison is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism and in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and a member of the Tahltan Nation. Her research and teaching are focused on changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.
Candis is the co-author of Reckoning: Journalism’s Limits and Possibilities and the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts.
About the Presenters:
Angela Sterritt is an award-winning journalist, author, artist and keynote speaker. A proud member of the Gitxsan Nation, Angela has worked as a journalist for close to twenty years and has been with the CBC since 2003. Her reports have appeared in the Globe and Mail, The National, CBC’s The Current, and various other national and local news programs. She currently works with CBC Vancouver as a television, radio and online reporter. Read her complete BIO here.
Stephanie Kwetásel’wet Wood is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh journalist living and writing in North Vancouver. Steph writes stories about Indigenous rights, the arts, sustainability and social justice. She has worked with The Tyee, Media Indigena, CBC, CiTR 101.9 FM, and National Observer. She earned her Master of Journalism degree at the University of British Columbia. Her best days are spent wandering through the North Shore mountains.
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Angela Sterritt’s personal blog
Angela Sterritt’s recent articles about COVID-19:
- “With 22 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Indigenous communities, leaders urge officials to disclose locations” Apr 23, 2020
- “‘It’s horrifying’: Physicians and lawyers say coronavirus outbreak at B.C. prison could have been prevented” Apr 9, 2020
- “‘It’s heartbreaking’: Ministry pauses visits between foster kids and family during pandemic”” Apr 2, 2020
- “Pause sweat lodges and pipe ceremonies, restrict contact to stop COVID-19, say Indigenous doctors” Mar 21, 2020
Stephanie Wood’s recent articles about COVID-19:
- “B.C. wildfire smoke likely to increase coronavirus death rates, experts warn” Apr 23, 2020
- “Adapting to coronavirus: how B.C. First Nations balance food security and conservation” Apr 14, 2020
- “B.C. First Nation ‘flooded’ with resource project referrals from industry, province amid coronavirus lockdown” Apr 1, 2020
- “Coronavirus forces Wet’suwet’en to explore online talks on rights and title agreement”” Mar 19, 2020