Indigenous Success Stories: Métis

July 6, 2005

The Indigenous Reporters Program

Journalists for Human Rights – Launched in 2014 the Indigenous Reporters Program seeks to increase the quality and quantity of Indigenous stories and voices in media in Canada. To achieve this the program:

  • Works directly in and with Indigenous communities, engaging interested community members on journalism and media literacy capacity building programming.
  • Creates pathways of opportunities for Indigenous peoples to pursue careers in journalism through internship, mentorship and networking opportunities ultimately strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media.
  • Engages and trains non-Indigenous journalists and journalism students on best practices for reporting on Indigenous stories to ensure stories are reported on with more accuracy, frequency, and offer better informed perspectives.

“Our original target was to train 300 people, and we’ve now trained over 1,600,” says program lead Megan Fowler. “Our goal is to move beyond a one-time training approach and assist with curriculum development and institutional changes that increase the quality of reporting on Indigenous stories.”

January 21, 1992

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

APTN is the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world and has served Indigenous peoples in Canada as well as Canadian audiences, for over two decades. Steadfastly adhering to its mission: “to share our Peoples’ journey, celebrate our cultures, inspire our children and honour the wisdom of our Elders.”
Aimed at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences with programming to interest all viewers: children’s animation, youth, cultural and traditional programming, music, drama, news and current affairs, as well as live coverage of special events and interactive programming.