When the team of historians and curators at Canada's biggest museum began to discuss how to tell the story of Canada in the new Canadian History Hall, they faced a simple but thorny question: how do we begin? "We wanted to give two perspectives on how people first occupied North America," says David Morrison, the director of research and content for the new hall at the Canadian Museum of History.
As Mackenzie and Taylor Deleary lug their gear into the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ont., they exude enthusiasm for their favourite sport. "Everyone calls lacrosse the fastest game on two feet," says 17-year-old Mackenzie. "I like the roughness and the teamwork." Her 18-year-old sister, Taylor, takes pride in lacrosse having been invented by Indigenous peoples. "We created it. It's the first game really, before Canada was even a thing," she says.
In late 2015, Erin Sylvester of Ryerson Review of Journalism interviewed me for an article she was writing on the Indigenous Reporters Program from Journalists for Human Rights. The conversation was wide-ranging, as she was looking at the IRP as part of a larger trend to include more Indigenous reporters in Canadian newsrooms. Here’s a transcript of other stuff we talked about. Erin: Do you think that there are more Indigenous people going in to journalism? Is the makeup of a newsroom changing?
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