Duncan McCue

CBC host and reporter

Duncan McCue is host of CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup and a correspondent for CBC's The National. He reported from Vancouver for over 15 years, and is now based in Toronto. During a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, he created a guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities. Duncan is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

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Back to the Land

This plant medicine teacher is reclaiming Anishinaabe names for species. Why that could be good for the planet

Some conservationists and climate scientists believe the key to protecting endangered plants and animals may lie in efforts to preserve Indigenous languages. Joe Pitawanakwat is doing his part by learning — and teaching — about Indigenous plant medicine.

'I wanted to pay tribute': Raptors fan immortalizes Kawhi Leonard's iconic buzzer-beater with a tattoo

Ian Teodoro has been a fan of the Toronto Raptors his whole life — and after Kawhi Leonard’s miraculous buzzer-beating shot sent the whole city into rapture last Sunday, he wanted to remember it forever.

As calls grow to defund police, Indigenous police services fight for more resources, not less

After weeks of protesters around the world chanting "defund police," the former head of Canada's largest First Nations police service says underfunding of police threatens the safety of Indigenous communities.

'I don't know how I'm gonna go back to the office': COVID-19 forces women to rethink careers

As the slow process of reopening non-essential businesses begins across Canada, female professionals and entrepreneurs are struggling with work-life balance.

Advocates say new firearms ban part of 'suite of protections' needed to protect women from violence

The federal government billed its new ban on "assault-style" firearms as an important move to reduce violence against women. Gender advocates believe it's merely a first step in a larger battle.

After Nova Scotia killings, a support network founded by Columbine survivors may offer lessons on healing

As Nova Scotians struggle to make sense of it all, Canadians have responded with a heartfelt outpouring of love and support. But when that attention inevitably fades, survivors may be drawn to an American mass-shooting survivor network that offers support in a way a therapist may not.

'I choose to be in control': Some seniors weighing medically assisted death because of COVID-19

A growing number of Canadians want to know whether medical assistance in dying will be made available if they end up hospitalized with COVID-19.

'I've lived a good life': Some seniors say they'll refuse ventilator if they get COVID-19

Merle Tochor, 80, is being extremely cautious when it comes to the coronavirus. If, however, she contracts COVID-19, her mind is made up.

Home schooling during pandemic a daunting challenge for families of kids with disabilities

As families across Canada struggle to adjust to school closures that could last indefinitely during the COVID-19 pandemic, families of children with special needs are being especially hard hit.

Expectant moms talk about pregnancy during a pandemic with online support group

As physical isolation measures across Canada lead to prenatal classes being cancelled and doctor's offices closing their doors to visits, expectant mothers are turning to an online chat group to stay reassured and informed.