CBC Vancouver holds free journalism workshop for Indigenous youth on November 13

Oct 10, 2019

CBC’s Indigenous Junior J-School aims to empower youth ages 15-21 at one of a kind event

VANCOUVER, B.C., October 10, 2019 - The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre, located on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, will host the fourth edition of Indigenous Junior J-School on November 13. 


Created in partnership with TV and film producer Steve Sxwilthul'txw, the event brings together Sxwilthul'txw and CBC’s Indigenous journalists and veteran hosts including Duncan McCue, Stephanie Brown, Ian Hanomansing, Gloria Macarenko and others, as well as over 100 Indigenous youth from across the Lower Mainland for a day of learning and inspiration.


“Indigenous Jr. J School is a real opportunity for our Indigenous youth to experience what it's like to work in the field of broadcast journalism,” says Sxwilthul'txw. “We are providing a very safe environment to get youth excited about storytelling. It's an opportunity I'm pleased to be a part of.”  


Students will get hands on training from CBC journalists through exclusive workshops on editing, producing and writing. Special guests from Metro Vancouver’s journalism programs will be on hand to answer questions about college or journalism programs. Lunch will feature an intimate concert by the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, an award-winning hip hop duo composed of Haisla rappers Darren "Young D" Metz and Quinton "Yung Trybez" Nyce. 


Event details:

  • November 13, 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • CBC Vancouver, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C.

CBC’s Indigenous Junior J-School is designed in collaboration and partnership with local Indigenous communities, the program aims to empower and inspire the next generation of CBC journalists.  

“I am extremely proud and honoured to be bringing Indigenous Junior J-School to the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre," says Johnny Michel, Senior Managing Director, British Columbia & Alberta. “I have seen first hand the impact this program can make in the lives of youth; it is a community project that embodies the spirit of the public broadcaster. We hope to see some of these faces in our newsroom one day because we need to see and hear from more Indigenous voices in our reporting.” 

The registration deadline for Indigenous Junior J-School is November 8 and students can reserve their spot and learn more information at www.cbc.ca/jrjschool.