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 course-creator and award winning CBC journalist Duncan McCue, instructors Kathryn Gretsinger and Chantelle Bellrichard, ten students produced stories on different ways First Nations in British Columbia are responding and adapting to climate change.
Our mainstream media partner is CBC Unreserved.
Alejandrina Alvarez, Joshua Azizi, Camila Castaneda, Pratyush Dayal, Ayesha Ghaffar, Serena Renner, Leah Siegel, Caitlin Tang, Riley Tjosvold, Zoe Yunker
Teaching Assistant: Logan Turner
Instructor: Chantelle Bellrichard
Instructor: Duncan McCue
Radio Producer/Instructor: 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 with 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.