Telling Indigenous Women’s Stories – Why the Coverage Needs to Go Further

2017-12-19T16:52:00+00:00September 27, 2016|Guest bloggers, SHE Magazine, Violence against women, Women in media|

Dictionary definiteion of justice"This isn’t another poor Indian story, is it?”

It’s been over 10 years, but I still remember the shock I felt hearing those words from my producer. It was 2005 and I worked at a national current affairs show, and had just pitched my first story on a missing Indigenous woman. A girl I knew from back home in Saskatchewan had disappeared. Her name was Amber Redman and she was 19. Amber was on a volleyball team that I coached when I was in university. I didn’t know her well, but I remember she was a shy, sweet girl.