IndigiNews is expanding into the ‘Metro Vancouver’ area

IndigiNews is expanding, and will soon be providing culturally relevant, respectful journalism for Indigenous communities in the Metro Vancouver area. 

IndigiNews is expanding, and will soon be providing culturally relevant, respectful journalism for Indigenous communities in the Metro Vancouver area. 

Starting this summer, IndigiNews will begin publishing stories in what has been been briefly known as ‘Metro Vancouver’ on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, as well as the Katzie, Kwantlen, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Matsqui, qiqéyt(Qayqayt), Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen homelands. 

IndigiNews hopes to contribute towards uplifting the stories and voices of the Indigenous Peoples living within these lands, whether they are living in their own home territories or urban Indigenous folks living away from home. We hope to create a dedicated and safe space for these stories, expanding on our existing coverage in the “Okanagan” and “Vancouver Island.”

If you’re a freelancer in the “Metro Vancouver” area, we would love to connect with you. We’re looking for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and photographers, as we believe Indigenous Storytellers need accomplice support in telling our stories. The IndigiNews team will guide you and inform you on trauma-informed, culturally respectful writing protocol.

We practice journalism with an intentionality and awareness of protocols using our strength-based and trauma-informed approach that respects people and protocol. We envision a media landscape where Indigenous cultures and communities are depicted as we see them — beautiful, successful, resilient, compassionate and more — and they are truly reflected and honoured.

We love all of our kin, including the land, across these territories. We are passionate about growing ourselves as Storytellers and community members in the places we live. We know that people living in their own communities know their own stories best, so we will use our news platform to share those stories with our broader community and cuzzins (readers). 

Our growth into these territories is supported by a grant IndigiNews received through Indiegraf’s Indie Capital program. This funding is meant to be a launchpad for our growth. It won’t sustain our storytelling in “Metro Vancouver” long-term, but we aspire to earn the trust and support of the “Metro Vancouver” communities and people, throughout the next two seasons, to keep us grounded here long after the grant is spent.

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