From the UBC Graduate School of Journalism: Reporting in Indigenous Communities, the only journalism course in Canada to focus exclusively on Indigenous news stories.
Under the guidance of award-winning CBC-TV journalist Duncan McCue, professors Kathryn Gretsinger and Chantelle Bellrichard, twelve students produced reports on Indigenous languages in communities across British Columbia, primarily in the Lower Mainland.
Our community partners include the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, Stó:lō Tribal Council, Stó:lō Nation, and the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council.
Our mainstream media partner is CBC Indigenous. Our stories will also be featured in a national CBC Radio special on Monday May 21.
Reporters: Annie Rueter, Jonathan Ventura, V.S. Wells, Rehmatullah Sheikh, Carlos Salinas, Brenna Owen, Jamuna Galay-Tamang, Brenden Dixon, Dustin Patar, Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Kallan Lyons, Ryan Patrick Jones.
Teaching Assistant: Haley Lewis
Web Editor/Professor: Chantelle Bellrichard
Senior Editor/Professor: Duncan McCue
Radio Producer/Professor: Kathryn Gretsinger
The logo for our Reporting in Indigenous Communities website is a Coast Salish-inspired design, in recognition that the University of British Columbia is located on the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation and to acknowledge the Coast Salish heritage of the First Nations we cover in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.
The camera lens in the middle signifies our role as Journalists and Witnesses, and symbolizes a circle that, in many Aboriginal cultures, represents interconnectedness.
Attached to the lens, the logo has crescents and trigons — key design elements of Salish art. Salish artists often combine these symbols to represent a feather.
Our logo has four crescents that symbolize the Four Directions, in recognition that Indigenous people from many different Nations now call Vancouver and the Lower Mainland home. Likewise, our students at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism come from across Canada and around the world.
Lenkyn Ostapovich, formerly of UBC Arts’ Instructional Support and Information Technology, designed our logo.
For additional information, check out Duncan’s online guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities, a place where journalists and journalism students can learn useful ideas and practical methods for finding and developing news stories in Indigenous communities.