Author: Connie Walker
Connie Walker has been a reporter, producer, and host at CBC News since 2000. She is currently a reporter in the investigative unit. Prior to that she was lead reporter of CBC Indigenous. She is Cree and was raised on the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan.
"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.