Media, Racism, and Censorship with Christine Genier

Indigenous Broadcaster Christine Genier speaks to us about her experience as a truth-teller in a predominantly white institution that promotes itself as multicultural.

As we look at ourselves and institutions through a decolonizing and dismantling racism lens, Genier reflects on what true inclusivity of diverse voices can look like if we pay attention to what is being communicated to us; the role of censorship in media, and how controlling the pace of someone else’s truth is harmful for everyone.

This 60-minute address will be followed by a 30 minute Q & A session where the audience can ask questions to delve into things more deeply. No prior skills or expertise are required. All are welcome.

Christine Genier is a Woman of the Wolf Clan and a citizen of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. She is a broadcaster, journalist, writer, poet, performer, apprentice language keeper, culture keeper, aspiring matriarch, mother, daughter, sister, and wife. Since 1995 Christine has been navigating a career that spans northern theatre, journalism, broadcasting, writing, public speaking, and non-profit work. She has always done this proudly bringing to the work her Indigenous teachings.

In her career and public life, she has witnessed the birth of the conversation around “Decolonization” and promises of “Reconciliation.” In June of 2020, Christine made national headlines when she quit her job as host of CBC Yukon Morning, live and on the air with a four-minute statement that included an introduction in her traditional language, in response to what she felt were unrecognized anti-Indigenous biases that permeate the mainstream media. Since leaving the public stage, Christine has devoted most of her time to language recovery and traditional culture work with her mother. She also shares a lived experience that spans over four decades of bridging culture and recovering the Indigenous Space with those prepared to engage. She is a gatherer of stories and moderator of talks. Her focus is on solutions-based and action-oriented dialogue.

Learn more about her choice to leave the CBC , and the reactions from other journalists of colour.

Tickets: $27.54 – $43.45 
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