Miles Kenyon of the Journalists for Human Rights will lead a workshop reporting on indigenous issues at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Somerville House, room 3315. Kenyon, manager of the Indigenous Reporters Program, will cover topics such as representation, terminology, treaties and cross-cultural communication.
Hosted by the Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program, the event aligns with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which called for Canadian journalism programs “to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal Peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, treaties and aboriginal rights, indigenous law and Aboriginal (Peoples)-Crown relations.”
Although free and open to the public, organizers ask those who plan to attend to RSVP.