Current Problems: Media and Reconciliation (84-86)

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September 5, 2023

Meta’s news block affecting Indigenous media say publishers

By Marisela Amador APTN News: Indigenous media outlets across the country that serve local audiences say they’ve been left scrambling after Meta, the company behind Facebook and Instagram started blocking news in Canada on Aug. 1. Meta’s news block was a response to the Online News Act (Bill C-18), which became law on June 22 and requires tech...

August 11, 2023

Meta’s removal of Canadian news impacting Indigenous media and communities

Media outlets say they’re scrambling, while Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke sees announcements removed CBC News: The owner of an independent digital news outlet serving Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada says she’s scrambling after Meta’s decision to remove Canadian news from its platforms. Maureen Googoo, owner and editor of Ku’ku’kwes News, from Sipenkne’katik, 31 kilometers north of...

June 1, 2023

‘I Had to Break the Rules’

Angela Sterritt on ‘Unbroken,’ and seeking justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A Tyee Q&A. [Editor’s note: This article discusses missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, sexual violence and police violence.] The Tyee: Angela Sterritt’s new book Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls blends the narrative...

February 26, 2023

‘You don’t know how much it hurts’: Online trolls use murdered Alberta First Nations woman’s image to harass her family on Facebook

Toronto Star: For more than a decade, Tootsie Tuccaro and her family have been fighting to find her daughter Amber’s killer — but recently that fight has taken a turn into the sometimes dark world of social media. Tuccaro has had to battle online trolls and impersonators who make fake Facebook profiles with Amber’s photo...

April 23, 2021

La Presse violates Inuit children and youth privacy

Makivik Corporation – In 2015, a La Presse newspaper publication published “senselessly documented details surrounding the deaths of Indigenous children and youth from across Quebec, going as far as to publish the portraits of the deceased as well as the circumstances of their death. 144 Inuit are included in the database, titled «LE DRAME IGNORÉ...

September 3, 2020

Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers

TVO – An updated edition of “Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers” by Carmen Robertson, a Scots-Lakota professor who currently holds a Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Visual and Material Culture at Carleton University. Her research centres on contemporary Indigenous arts and on constructions of Indigeneity in popular culture. The...

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