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Reporting on Indigenous Stories

Friday, 09 June 2017
Calgary

 

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“The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories” conference takes place June 8 to 10, 2017 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. It will foster conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers.

"Reporting on Indigenous Stories" - Duncan McCue
Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue of CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup and CBC The National shares tips and insights from his online guide www.riic.ca, which delves into best-practices of reporting in Indigenous communities. This talk will be helpful to any writers and editors working to increase and improve Indigenous content in their publication. 

Duncan McCue is the host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. McCue was a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces continue to be featured on CBC's flagship news show, The National.

McCue's work has garnered several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism.

McCue has spent years teaching journalism at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and was recognized by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association with an Innovation Award for developing curriculum on Indigenous issues. He's also an author: his book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, where he created an online guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities (riic.ca). Before becoming a journalist, McCue studied English at the University of King's College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998.

McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and proud father of two children.

To learn more about The Writing Stick and to register, visit writingstick2017.ca

AMPA members interested in attending The Writing Stick are eligible for travel bursaries. Priority will be given to voting magazine members. For more information, contact Suzanne Trudel at [email protected]

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