Jessica Ka’nhehsi:io Deer on Journalism

In Episode 63, we talk to Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) journalist Jessica Ka’nhehsi:io Deer from Kahnawake – an Indigenous journalist who works for CBC Indigenous. She talks to us about her path in journalism and the way in which her culture and identity inform how she writes stories about Indigenous issues.

She also shares with us some of the positive ways in which mainstream media has changed in recent years and some of the hard work that still needs to be done.

Here is the link to her profile page on CBC where you can access her recent stories:

Here is the link to her story we talked about in relation to the origins of the Mohawk Warrior Flag:

Here is her story about baby books being written in Kanien’kéha language:

Please note: Nothing in this podcast advocates for violence on Indigenous territories.

Also Note: The information contained in this podcast is not legal, financial or medical advice, nor should it be relied on as such.

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(photo used with permission of Jessica Ka’nhehsi:io Deer)