Cortes Island resident and journalist Odette Auger recently received a Mindset Award for mental health reporting.
Auger began her journey in journalism with the “Deep Roots” project. The audio story initiative was a collaboration between Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) and Cortes Community Radio (or “CKTZ”). Auger received guidance and training from then-local Rob Selmanovic, a CBC producer. When she began writing the grant to fund “Deep Roots” for its second year, Auger applied the lessons she had learned and decided to “invert the process” in order to “center Indigenous voices.”Continue reading Local journalist receives national recognition at Mindset Awards