U of King’s College unveils Indigenous Peoples and Media course in response to TRC

The University of King’s College’s School of Journalism, Writing & Publishing has launched a new required course in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 86. The Indigenous Peoples and Media course is designed to help students consider the media’s role in representing Indigenous peoples. The course is required for all students pursuing a single honours degree in journalism, and the university plans to make it a requirement for combined honours in journalism students in the fall. “Hopefully it provides a strong foundation for a new generation of young journalists to head out into Mi’kma’ki and beyond, and add to the narrative in a meaningful way,” said Assistant Professor Trina Roache, who is a member of Glooscap First Nation.

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