Why newsrooms need Indigenous voices
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Kelly Boutsalis |
• May 2022
Reflecting on her unique place as an Indigenous journalist in 21st Century Canada, Kelly Boutsalis shares how she came of age without her community being properly represented in media. She unpacks how a jarring newscast that dehumanized her community shook her yet opened her eyes to the potency of the sparse and stereotypical coverage of Indigenous people's lives. It crystallized her journey into telling Indigenous stories in a good way and equipping the next generation of 'all' Canadians to tell fuller Indigenous stories.