CBC's The Early Edition presents smən'e:m : Stories of Aboriginal Youth


Beginning April 14th, tune in to 
for a special series: smən'e:m : Stories of Aboriginal Youth. These stories are produced by UBC journalism students participating in CBC's Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities class, where students are taught First Nations' ethics, histories and politics

Monday, April 14 - Return of the Elk
They were hunted out of southwestern BC in the late 1800s, but now the elk are back, and on the North Shore. Find out how young hunters from the Tsleil Waututh Nation are using social media to find them. 

Tuesday, April 15 - Aboriginal MMA Rising Star
 Mixed martial arts is a sport that divides many people, but for a group of Aboriginal youth in Chilliwack, it's a way to unify their community. Meet the coach of the MMA Youth Leadership program and one of its rising stars.  

Wednesday, April 16 - Powerful Roots
More and more Aboriginal youth are leaving reserves around BC to start a new life in the city leaving those behind with challenges in their home communities. Meet one young woman going against the trend and heading back to her community. 

Thursday, April 17 - Chief at 24
At only 24-years old -- Bryce Williams is one of the youngest chiefs in BC. He's made the preservation of cultural traditions a priority...while overseeing multi-million dollar investment projects. Tune in for a profile of the Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation. 

For more information on this series and Duncan McCue's Reporting in Indigenous Communities program at UBC please go to the Indigenous Reporting website here.

Listeners in Metro Vancouver can tune in to the The Early Edition with host Rick Cluff from 5:30am - 8:30am on CBC Radio One at 88.1 FM/690 AM.

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