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.