Rhiannon Johnson

Rhiannon Johnson is an Anishinaabe journalist from Hiawatha First Nation based in Toronto. She has been with the Indigenous unit since 2017 focusing on Indigenous life and experiences throughout Ontario. You can reach her at rhiannon.johnson@cbc.ca and on Twitter @rhijhnsn.

Latest from Rhiannon Johnson

Wapanatahk Media production company aims to showcase Indigenous stories

Two Indigenous women producers say they're revitalizing their passion for the profession by creating a production company focusing on elevating Indigenous stories.
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Some provinces, territories not tracking race of infants who die in their sleep

Data from three provinces shows Indigenous infants are dying during sleep at rates that are disproportionately higher than their share of the population, but several other jurisdictions in Canada aren't tracking that data — raising concerns about a lack of important information needed to provide better health care.

National Canadian Film Day puts spotlight on emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers

National Canadian Film Day takes place on April 20 with online and in-person film screenings and special events.

Venice Biennale dedicates space for Indigenous art with Sámi Pavilion

The Sámi Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale is featuring three Sámi artists and establishing an official space for international Indigenous artists.

Indigenous winners of 2022 Canadian Screen Awards reflect on victories and a changing industry

Indigenous creators are reflecting on their accomplishments and on representation in the film industry after taking home several awards from the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards.

1st-time Indigenous Juno nominees reflect on their music and journeys

The Juno Awards have introduced two new award categories for Indigenous artists and groups, making way for more emerging musicians to get recognition.

Indigenous screen industry wants stricter policies on establishing identity, report suggests

The Indigenous screen industry wants to see a more rigorous process for establishing identity, according to a report released Thursday. The report also says there is a "current climate of hurt" due to a number of people falsely claiming Indigenous identity to gain access to funding and grants earmarked for Indigenous creators.

Mi'kmaw man makes videos to share day-to-day life with schizoaffective disorder

Christopher Grant, a Pabineau First Nation artist and filmmaker, depicts what it's like to experience schizoaffective disorder in an effort to help himself and others.

New Indigenous writers adding more representation to children's literature

Two first-time authors are part of a new generation of writers bringing more Indigenous representation to children's literature in Canada.

Northern Cree in spotlight on NPR's Tiny Desk for globalFest series

Drum group Northern Cree is being spotlighted as one of this year's online performances in NPR's Tiny Desk meets globalFest series. 

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