CTV’s Aboriginal current affairs series First Story, airing 5 p.m., Sundays, will feature a segment in April in which Simon Fraser University Aboriginal students are interviewed concerning myths about Aboriginal people.
SFU’s inaugural Residential School Education Week, Feb. 22-27, 2013, first piqued First Story producer Wayne Roberts’ interest in coming to SFU.
Roberts connected with Office for Aboriginal Peoples director William Lindsay, one of the week’s organizers. As Lindsay was ending the week with a lecture on Canada’s Indian Act and residential schools to students in SFU’s Aboriginal University Prep Program at Surrey campus, he invited Roberts and his videographer along.
SFU Creative Services captured CTV’s crew, Lindsay, Joyce Schneider — an SFU First Nations Studies instructor — and her students engaging in discussion about Aboriginal issues.
“Whether it’s on topics such as the Indian Act or de-bunking myths about Aboriginal people,” says Lindsay, “we need to engage with the media to help them educate the Canadian public about Aboriginal issues.”
Partially inspired by the ongoing Idle No More Movement, SFU’s Residential School Education Week featured presentations and forums led by experts on the residential school system and the federal government efforts to evaluate its impact.
First Story "Myths and Misconceptions" Episode: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/more/first-story/myths-and-misconceptions-1.1251222