The Future of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Broadcasting

Repeats every day until Sat Jun 17 2017.
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Geneviève Bonin
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SSRCC, Wawatay Communications Society, CMAC, FMCC, FRPC, INAC, Media@McGill, AMARC, University of Manitoba, University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts and Department of Communication.

This year - the second in the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Three Year Plan (2016-2019) - the CRTC plans to review the Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89). The gatherings entitled "The Future of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Broadcasting" aim to bring practitioners, policy makers and academics together as allies to prepare a context for respectful and meaningful consultation. The idea is to create or identify the terms of reference for the CRTC deliberations to ensure that any policy changes support the development goals that Indigenous media activists, broadcasters, and community members themselves identify. This gathering seeks to share decision making power with the people, and to assert Indigenous rights to media democracy for as long as the waters flow. 

Discussion Topics: The CRTC Process & CRTC Policy 

How would you like the CRTC consultation process to be conducted?

How should the review process itself be changed?

What should the policy entail?

What are the elements to include or exclude?

What changes would be requires to the Broadcasting Act to ensure the policy is upheld?

See Native Radio Policy - CRTC Public Notice 1990-89 (