FNU to launch bachelor’s degree in Indigenous journalism, communications

The First Nations University of Canada is launching a program that will prepare Indigenous students for careers in journalism and communications. The Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Journalism and Communication Arts will blend multimedia training with training on Indigenous issues and languages. “The degree is unique and long overdue,” said FNU President Dr Jacqueline Ottmann. “We need Indigenous voices and perspectives to tell our stories accurately and respectfully.” Students who are currently in FNU’s Indigenous Communication Arts program will be able to transfer into the program. The program has received financial supports from organizations such as Mastercard Foundation and the Inspirit Foundation.

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