Covering First Nations: What’s the better way?

Canadian journalists have been challenged to develop ways to better cover Aboriginal issues. Their coverage of the 1995 Ipperwash confrontation was criticized by Mr. Justice Sidney Linden in the final report of his judicial examination of the dispute in which protester Dudley George died. He urged aboriginal leaders, media organizations and journalism schools to develop a system of best practices for reporting such issues in the future. This column in the Toronto Star asks why nothing has been done about it.

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