Francine Compton

Francine Compton is the Assignment Producer for CBC Indigenous. She is Anishinaabe from the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba. Before joining CBC she was the executive producer of national news at APTN. You can find her on Twitter @FrancineCompton

Latest from Francine Compton

Human rights complaint filed against Indigenous Services claims age and race discrimination

A retired videographer has filed a human rights complaint against Indigenous Services Canada claiming discrimination based on age, race and genetic information after trying for three years to apply for Indian status.

First Nations woman petitions to have status cards processed as quickly as passports

Vivian Hermanson launched a petition saying years-long wait times for status cards are an example of systemic racism being perpetuated by the Canadian government and that they should be processed in the same time frame as passports - 20 business days.

Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation launches week-long mass vaccination clinic

Nurses at Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation administered 160 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, the first day of the community's mass vaccination clinic.

From stick to stethoscope: how a hockey dream turned into a nursing degree for First Nations woman

Naotkamegwanning First Nation hockey player Taylor Tom shoots for a university hockey dream and scores an education in nursing.

Festival of ideas curated by Mohawk/Anishinaabe producer aims to bridge communities

Mohawk/Anishinaabe producer Kim Wheeler has brought together a line-up of acclaimed artists to present panels, plays, music and keynote speeches this week in The Bridge: A Festival of Ideas.

Anishinaabe artist selling non-fungible tokens says they're 'paying off in more ways than one'

Anishinaabe artist Quinn Hopkins, 22, has sold a digital 3D piece based on Norval Morrisseau’s Medicine Bear on a new marketplace for non-fungible token art.