Earlier this year, JHR and Indigenous journalists and media organizations from across the country joined hands to form an Indigenous Media Collaborative. The group consists of both Indigenous journalists and media organizations from across the country. Members include freelancers Brandi Morin and Oscar Baker III, as well as journalists from The Eastern Door (Steve Bonspiel, Callie Giaccone, Laurence Dubreuil, Marisela Amador), Cabin Radio (Meaghan Brackenbury) and IndigiNews (Emilee Gilpin).
Collaborative members have been working to produce a series of solutions journalism and human rights stories about land claims, Indigenous sovereignty and #LandBack, to launch in Fall 2021. In celebration of this launch, collaborative members will get together for this webinar to discuss ways in which Indigenous peoples are fighting for sovereignty and land reclamation, and of what we can learn from communities’ solutions and successes. They will also discuss the experience of taking part in a collaborative journalism project and how it has impacted their reporting.