media bias

CBC Radio One Appearance

Suzanne  -  Jun 21, 2017  -  , , , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on CBC Radio One Appearance
As we celebrate the 2017 summer solstice, let’s flash back to last year’s solstice, when Dragonfly appeared in a CBC radio documentary reminding folks in Toronto about the city’s Indigenous history. Back then, Metro Morning host Matt Galloway introduced the piece with a note that “Toronto was once part of the vast Ojibwe nation.” We […]

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Guidebook For Reporting on Indigenous Peoples

Suzanne  -  Jun 19, 2017  -  , , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Guidebook For Reporting on Indigenous Peoples
The Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR) has compiled a key terminology guidebook for reporting on Indigenous peoples, communities, and topics. Dragonfly was given a hard copy from our friends at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, but we’d recommend the online version, which is constantly being updated. It’s available on the SABAR website. […]

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Why Canadians Must Support Indigenous Sovereignty

Suzanne  -  Oct 26, 2013  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Why Canadians Must Support Indigenous Sovereignty
In recent months, there have been protests against shale gas operations near Rexton, New Brunswick. Residents of the area have been trying to prevent an American resource company from drilling exploratory wells and carrying out 2D seismic imaging that will determine if underground shale beds contain so-called “natural” gas. If there is gas, SWN Resources […]

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Critical Literacy and Media in the Classroom

Suzanne  -  Aug 12, 2013  -  , , , ,  -  Comments Off on Critical Literacy and Media in the Classroom
Canadian media recently covered the story of Adam Shoalts, a McMaster University student who discovered a new waterfall on the Again River, which runs along the border of Ontario and Quebec and flows into Hudson Bay. Dragonfly usually has a problem with the word “discovery” – because it’s usually used to describe instances in which […]

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Amanda Berry, the Media, and Her Mother

Suzanne  -  May 22, 2013  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Amanda Berry, the Media, and Her Mother
By now, you’ve heard about Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three Cleveland, Ohio, women rescued this month after years in captivity. What you haven’t heard is that Amanda Berry is Native American. According to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are currently 582 Aboriginal women missing across Canada – and that […]

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