At The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research
March 5, 2018
Today our guests are Haida journalist John Medicine Horse Kelly, Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, and settler scholar Dr. Miranda Brady, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. We discuss their latest book published via UBC Press: We Interrupt This Program: Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture. Brady and Kelly take as their guiding notion “remediation” in a theoretical sense, or the ways Indigenous journalists, artists, filmmakers, and public commenters are taking hold of the mainstream media cycle and its inherent trappings and deficiencies when it come to Indigenous stories. A sincerely difficult project to tackle in the digital age, especially one where Indigenous folks are ever-present on social media, in the news, and creating and distributing contemporary art. We talk about social media’s role in remediation, diversity in the news room, Indigenous run and supported media entities, the folks who led the way first and mentoring the next wave. It was the first attempt at a conference call and a great show to kick-off Indigenous Awareness Month at UManitoba.