Thanks for signing up for our Virtual Storytellers Lodge

Thanks for registering to visit our virtual Storytellers Lodge. You will receive an email shortly with details on how to access the event.

In the meantime, prepare by viewing the full schedule below and reading our storytelling intentions for 2022.


Day One: The Canoe Journey Begins

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST

  • 9am (15 minutes): Housekeeping and self and community protocols
  • 9:15 (30 minutes): Indigenous land connection & story: rooting people to this shared space through story
  • 9:45 (20 minutes): Discussion session
  • 10:05 (10 minutes): Break
  • 10:15 (90 minutes): Trauma- informed, anti-oppressive journalism training with Kelsie Kilawna
  • 11:45 (1h15 min): Nutrition Break
  • 1:00 (60 min): Trauma-informed training continued: Choosing allyship & Decolonizing the Workshop 
  • 2:00 (60 min): Being unapologetically Indigenous in the newsroom with Eden Fineday

Day Two: Unpacking The Canoe

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST

  • 9am (15 minutes): Housekeeping, trigger warning, introduction, and protocol sharing
  • 9:15 (90 minutes): Story Exploder w/ Jenessa Joy Klukas: taking a deep dive into the storytelling process, from concept, to interview, to crafting, to publication
  • 10:45 (15 minutes): Break
  • 11:00 (30 minutes): Open Q&A period for the IndigiNews Canoe Paddlers (team)
  • 11:30 (1h15 min): Nutrition Break
  • 12:45 (120 minutes): Sharing Circle: utilizing collective consensus building practices with Kelsie Kilawna
  • 2:30 (30 minutes): Q&A/ Discussion

Apply for our paid Indigenous storyteller mentorship program!

Calling all Indigenous storytellers!

We’re looking for emerging storytellers to take part in our paid IndigiNews Mentorship Program. No journalism experience necessary.

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