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Indigenous journalists talk about the past, present and future of journalism

Indigenous journalists do the job differently, and they always have. That's what Tristan Ahtone, Simon Moya-Smith, Angela Sterritt, Candis Callison and Julian Noisecat told National Observer's Emilee Gilpin when she asked about their experiences in the industry and their predictions for the future of a steadily shifting media landscape in North America. Here's what they had to say.

Native author Tommy Orange on Trump, the power of fiction and supermassive black holes

Tommy Orange, an Oakland-based author, was surprised his first novel 'There There' hit The New York Times best seller list, 11 weeks in a row. In an interview with National Observer, Orange told reporter Emilee Gilpin about rarely reading as a kid, the important role of fiction in society, and how the success of his first novel rode a strange parallel to Donald Trump's presidency.
François Legault at CAQ election headquarters on election night, Oct. 2 2018

Solidarity with Muslim women remains elusive at the Fédération des femmes du Québec

During a special meeting, the Fédération des femmes du Québec took a controversial stance to support sex workers, officially declaring that women can make a free-will decision to enter the sex trade as a legitimate career choice. However, that reasoning of free will does not seem to extend to Quebec’s Muslim women who choose to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs and niqabs.

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