Call to Action # 86

We call upon Canadian journalism programs and media schools to require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal– Crown relations.

Why “In Progress?”

Multiple initiatives are under way at most Schools of Journalism. In addition:


June 11, 2019: The Canadian Association of Journalists response to the MMIWG Final report accepts specific actions addressed to members of the Media. 

Sept. 3, 2020: an updated edition of “Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers” with updates addressing Idle No More and Indigenous genocide was announced. Book indicates media has improved its depiction of Indigenous people but still fails to understand the indigenous world view – especially the Indigenous relationship to the land that does not recognize the concept of individual property.

Current Status

April 4, 2022

In Progress

Previous Status

February 14, 2022

In Progress

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