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CBC/Radio-Canada launches first-ever National Indigenous Strategy and establishes new Indigenous Office – Anishinabek News

February 8, 2024

The national public broadcaster will also commission a study of its past coverage to better understand its reflection and representation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis

CBC/Radio-Canada unveiled its first-ever National Indigenous Strategy, Strengthening Relations, Walking Together, and announced the creation of a new Indigenous Office at the public broadcaster. The launch took place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, located on Treaty 1 Territory, on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis and home to many Inuit. To watch the footage: English video | Floor video (no translation) | French video.

Strengthening Relations, Walking Together is the public broadcaster’s three-year plan to work with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis to better reflect and serve them. The plan creates a framework to actively engage in four key areas:

Narratives — We will ground principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in our stories and content development processes, for example by encouraging the use of Indigenous languages. Supporting the efforts of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis to reclaim, maintain, and strengthen Indigenous languages will also be part of a revitalized news and content strategy launching later this year.

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