CBC/Radio-Canada engages in conversation with Aboriginal communities across Canada to better reflect their cultures

CBC/Radio-Canada engages in conversation with Aboriginal communities across Canada to better reflect their cultures

Twenty sessions will be part of the development of the new Indigenous strategy for the public broadcaster

CBC/Radio-Canada invites the indigenous peoples of Canada to know what to expect from the public broadcaster. About two dozen panel discussions will take place across Canada with Indigenous communities from April 26 to September 27, 2022. The goal is to create a space for constructive exchanges with First Nations, Inuit, and Colored peoples living in the communities or in urban areas about how CBC/Radio represents -Canada Reflects the interests, needs, and cultures of different indigenous peoples.

Eight sessions in French will be organized by consulting services Akosis With Radio Canada 14 sessions will be organized in English byIndigenous Leadership Development Institute with CBC.

“As a public broadcaster, our mission is to provide services that meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Through these discussion sessions, we wish to hear and learn about these needs, so that we can meet them in our content, in our workforce, in our internal culture and in our relationships with communities.” — Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

For more information on these discussion sessions, including how to get involved, please visit Exchanges with Indigenous Communities.

Radio Canada panel discussions will take place at:

  • approx 28th April (for original media),
  • Montreal/Tiohti: Aki on May 9th,
  • Wendake (Quebec) on May 23 (2 sessions, one for Indigenous organizations in Quebec),
  • Val d’Or (Quebec) on June 15,
  • September Ellis (Quebec) on August 23,
  • Approx. September 5 (Metis, First Nations),
  • Practically September 12 (Kree, Inuit).
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For CBC, they will be held at:

  • Winnipeg on April 26,
  • Yellowknife May 10,
  • Saskatoon on May 31
  • Vancouver on June 14
  • White Horse on June 29
  • Iqaluit on July 12,
  • Membertou First Nation (Nova Scotia) on July 18th,
  • Halifax on July 19
  • Edmonton on July 26
  • Kahnawake (Quebec) on August 16th,
  • Ottawa on August 30
  • Toronto on September 6
  • Saint John (Newfoundland and Labrador) on September 14,
  • Thunder Bay on September 27.

Dates subject to change.

About CBC / Radio Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s public broadcasting station. Through our mission to educate, enlighten, and entertain, we play a major role in promoting Canadian culture. We are the nation’s trusted source of information. Our News, Public Affairs, and International Affairs offer a uniquely Canadian perspective. Created by local talent, our premium entertainment programs gather huge audiences across the country. Deeply rooted in the communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in French, English and eight indigenous languages: Cree, Dehcho Dene Yati, Dëne Sųłıné (Chipewyan), Gwich’in, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, Sahtu Got’ine godi, and tłı̨chǫ ( ). We also offer content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog through Radio Canada International (RCI), which also offers content in both official languages. We remain at the forefront of change to meet the needs of Canadians in the digital age.

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