Hamilton·Six Nations Bureau

Are you a Six Nations storyteller? Register for CBC's community journalism workshops

The team behind the Six Nations bureau is inviting the community to come together March 19 for a day of journalism workshops to discuss what it means to be a storyteller and the range of roles available for Indigenous journalists in TV, radio and digital media.

CBC Six Nations invites you to hear from Indigenous journalists working in TV, radio and digital on March 19

(CBC Six Nations)

The CBC Six Nations bureau launched in November, 2021, and since has produced several stories such as: 

The team behind the bureau is now inviting the community to come together for a day of journalism workshops to discuss what it means to be a storyteller, the range of roles available for Indigenous journalists in TV, radio and digital media, and how to tell your own story and work with an editor or producer to do so.

Join us March 19

Email meg.mcnabb@cbc.ca to receive the virtual link to attend the CBC Six Nations Journalism Workshop.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Where: In-person at the Gathering Place at the Grand (2593 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken) or virtually. 

The day will include: 

  • A morning workshop for youth (ages 14-25 years) 
  • Three community workshops in the afternoon (open to all, including youth)
  • Meals catered by Six Nations chef Aicha Smith-Belghaba of Esha's Eats
  • Interaction with a range of speakers from CBC and the community 
  • A resource package to get started working in media
  • The opportunity to work with editors/producers on a freelance article or radio report
(CBC Six Nations)


  • Falen Johnson, co-host of CBC Podcasts' The Secret Life of Canada and playwright. Falen is Mohawk and Tuscarora (Bear Clan) from Six Nations Grand River Territory. 
  • Sean Vanderklis is the new host of CBC's Superior Morning in Thunder Bay. He is Mississauga from Curve Lake First Nation and was born and raised in southern Ontario's Niagara region. He began his journalism career in 2016, co-founding the podcast "One Dish, One Mic" with Karl Dockstader.
  • Lenard Monkman is Anishinaabe from Lake Manitoba First Nation, Treaty 2 territory. He has been an associate producer with CBC Indigenous since 2016. 
  • Jillian Taylor has been with CBC Manitoba since 2012 and has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years. She was born and raised in Manitoba and is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation. 
  • Chezney Martin is Haudenosaunee from the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nation, based at Six Nations of the Grand River. She is the CBC Six Nations lead reporter, after working as a reporter and editor for the Two Row Times, an on-air contributor at Jukasa Radio, and a cultural interpreter for the Woodland Cultural Centre. 
  • Candace Maracle, Wolf Clan from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, whose documentary films include The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood and Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her), is a regular freelance contributor to CBC Six Nations. 
  • Robert Doane is a former award-winning journalist living on Lheidli T'enneh unceded territory (in the City of Prince George). Robert is Gitxsan and Tsimpsian and belongs to the Fireweed Clan (Giskaast) as part of the Gitxsan Nation. Robert has more than 15 years in the broadcasting sector having been with the CBC since 2006.
  • Kyle Muzyka is a Métis journalist from ayahciyiniw-sâkahikanihk (Slave Lake) in Treaty 8. He's based in Edmonton where he works with the CBC Radio syndication team, providing radio for shows across the country. He's also worked for CBC Unreserved as well as in Yellowknife
  • Ian Maracle is a Tuscarora Bear Clan photographer, filmmaker, writer, and communications specialist from Six Nations of the Grand River who strives to highlight the voices of Indigenous communities on Turtle Island and around the world. 


  • Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora poet, media producer, performance and sound artist. She lives on her home territory of Six Nations of the Grand River where she operates Ojistoh Publishing and Productions. 
  • Kelly Boutsalis is the lead producer with CBC Six Nations. She is a journalist based in Toronto but is from Six Nations. She has written for the New York Times, Refinery29, The Walrus, Chatelaine and more. 
  • Eva Salinas is the executive producer of CBC Hamilton. She is the former editor of Chile's english-language newspaper, The Santiago Times; a trainer with Journalists for Human Rights; and reporter with the Globe and Mail Vancouver bureau. 


9 a.m.: on-site registration for morning panel and breakfast
10 a.m.: Getting started in media: A workshop for youth 
11:30 a.m. Free lunch by Esha's Eats
12:30 p.m.: Community session 1: Meet CBC's Indigenous journalists 
2:15 p.m.: Community session 2: Work opportunities in media 
4 p.m.: Community session 3: Tell your own story 
5:30 p.m.: Wrap-up