This course introduces students to key aspects of Indigenous cultures, legal frameworks, and the historical relationship between Indigenous nations and the state required for responsible reporting in Canada. From the Indian Act to treaty rights to the legacy of residential schools, students will gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, Canadian history, key issues in reporting and impacts of colonialism. Students will be able to articulate best practices in reporting on Indigenous communities and apply a critical analysis to current coverage of Indigenous stories.

Prerequisite: JOUR 1003.03, or JOUR 1001.06, or permission of the instructorCrosslisting: INDG 2704.03


Listen to Assistant Professor Trina Roache explain this course in an interview with Jeff Douglas on CBC Radio’s Main Street.