Category Archives: Women

Indigenous women are blazing a conservation trail

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There is a saying in the Kaska language: “Dene K’éh Didī Nī́ʼ Sū́géhʼīn Mā” — “woman taking care of the land.”

“It’s something that’s really well known in our community,” Gillian Staveley, a director at the Dena Kayeh Institute in British Columbia, told Canada’s National Observer, “because people acknowledge that it is women who are taking care of the land and they always have been and they always will be.”

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Need some ‘fire in the belly’ for reconciliation? Chastity’s got your back.

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tla’amin Nation’s Chastity Davis-Alphonse has been sharing Indigenous history and advocating for Indigenous women her whole life. 

Chastity has helped over 125 communities and corporations with strategic planning around reconciliation, and how to include Indigenous peoples, since launching Chastity Davis Consulting 10 years ago.

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New ‘Southern Wind Foundation’ launched to honour Billie Johnson and other MMIWG

By Chevi Rabbit, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – Marless Johnson is a mother on a mission to get justice for her daughter, Billie Johnson. Trial dates are set for March 20, 2023, to April 2, 2023. Jury selection takes place this month.

Billie Johnson was living in Edmonton at the time of her death and in a relationship with Kenneth Courtorielle, 35, who has been charged with second-degree murder in Johnson’s death.

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Families of MMIWG from northern B.C. to gather in Terrace to commemorate Hwy 16 victims

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Families of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls from northern B.C. will gather in Terrace next month to commemorate the victims lost to Highway 16.

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‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

By Fernando Arce, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new landmark study shows most Canadian newsrooms remain overwhelmingly white even as immigration continues to redefine this country’s demographics, resulting in much public lament over the lack of diversity in the media. 

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