Media ignores key anniversary – The Guardian

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Media ignores key anniversary – The Guardian

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2016242 Views

June 2, 2016

On Saturday May 28th, there was a memorable mass blanket exercise in front of the Coles Building – facilitated by the Native Council of P.E.I. among others – to mark the one-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report and its 94 calls to action or recommendations. It was disappointing and unfortunate, however, that there were no photos or coverage of the exercise in The Guardian.

Indeed, the whole exercise and ceremony highlighted the shameful treatment of First Nations peoples in Canada and the raw and powerful emotions still surrounding the central issue of Indian Residential Schools. I note, though, that The Guardian did manage to publish a picture of a handful of dog-owners walking their pets in Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon. That disconnect alone speaks volumes about the role of the media.

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