Some of the Mukluks made by the Webequie youth that incorporates beadwork, furs, hide and fabrics.
OLIVIA CHANDLER is a masters candidate at the Ryerson School of Journalism. As a proud and adventurous Maritimer, her interests include politics, the environment, fashion, travel and all things relating to the oceans. Recently, she covered issues surrounding climate change, the depletion of shark populations and social justice.
This is a Canadian Issue is a project by master's students at the Ryerson School of Journalism with support from Journalists for Human Rights (JHR).
JHR's Indigenous Reporters Program broadly seeks to increase the quality and quantity of Indigenous voices and stories in Canadian media.
The concept: To build a pathway of opportunity for Indigenous journalists from remote reserves, through educational opportunity, through internships, to jobs in the media industry. Concurrently, JHR runs a program of workshops and curriculum development targeting non-Indigenous journalists and journalism students.
The end goal is to ensure that all Canadian journalists, regardless of their background, are equipped to do a better job of covering Indigenous issues in Canada.
This is a Canadian Issue was developed and designed by Lindsay Smith and Sally Goldberg Powell of the Ryerson School of Journalism.