Indigenous Peoples, Media, and Democracy Conference

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Indigenous Peoples, Media, and Democracy Conference

Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Regina Campus

We are excited to announce the first-ever 2024 Indigenous Peoples, Media & Democracy Conference, set to take place at the First Nations University of Canada on May 7, 2024. Mark your calendars for this significant event.

This conference is a joint initiative involving FNUniv, McGill University, and the Canadian Digital Media Network. Participants can look forward to engaging with notable Indigenous leaders across various sectors, including content creation, journalism, publishing, and education. The main focus will be on examining the impact of media on Canadian society and democratic processes. Attendees will gain valuable insights on diverse topics, such as sharing narratives and content through contemporary media platforms, trauma-informed training for storytellers, improving mainstream media, and its connection to democracy. We will delve into the importance of Indigenous communities managing the content they share, the platforms they utilize for storytelling and data dissemination, and their influence on our participation in Canadian democracy.

The conference will kick off with an 8 am pipe ceremony, followed by the main program at 9 am. Listen to Kim Wheeler, a talented Anishinabe/Mohawk writer, and Merelda Fiddler, a researcher and Associate Professor from FNUniv. The day will wrap up with a banquet at 5 pm, featuring an evening address by the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning Cree journalist, Connie Walker.


Cost of Registration: $25 (plus fees). Registration includes meals and parking for all attendees. Click here to register.


This event is a partnership between First Nations University of Canada and The Canadian Digital Media Research Network (CDMRN) at McGill University.

The Canadian Digital Media Research Network (CDMRN) is a pioneering initiative committed to fortifying and fostering resilience within Canada’s unique information ecosystem. Its mission is to understand the dynamics of information production, dissemination, and consumption across digital media with the goal of empowering Canadians to navigate the complexities of the modern digital age.

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