Media have the power to support reconciliation and reflect Indigenous ways of life and knowledge-and in so doing, could contribute to resiliency and adaptation in an uncertain future. Dr. Candis Callison, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Journalism, Media and Public Discourse, is examining how journalism might help achieve these goals.
She and her research team are looking at the challenges and opportunities that collaboration presents as a tool to solve complex problems like climate change in the face of diverse knowledge systems and settler-colonial structures, including media. They are also looking at how emerging civic spaces and public debate on digital and traditional media platforms can provide or block access to information. Ultimately, Callison and her team aim to better understand how all modes and methods of media can support intervention, truth-seeking and activism.