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


Poundmaker Cree Nation welcomes back bison to traditional territory

For the first time in over a century, plains bison are roaming on Poundmaker Cree Nation territory in Saskatchewan again. 

Woodland meets pop art as a young First Nations artist seeks to educate

Tsista Kennedy, a 19-year old Oneida and Anishinaabe artist, is blending traditional woodland style art with pop art to bring attention to issues facing Indigenous people.

It's not just a fashion statement... it's an ear saver for those who wear masks often

Tara Kiwenzie is creating beautiful, beaded barrettes that also protect ears from rashes and pain caused by long-term mask use.

Ontario First Nation fights for compensation for Winnipeg taking water from Shoal Lake

A First Nation in Ontario is seeking compensation from the province and the City of Winnipeg for damages resulting from the city taking water from Shoal Lake for the past 100 years.

Indigenous Screen Office and APTN partner to develop Indigenous identity vetting policies

The Indigenous Screen Office and Aboriginal People's Television Network are partnering to develop policies and strategies for vetting Indigenous identity in the film and television industry. 

Maniwaki community cooks together online to fight pandemic isolation

Community members from Maniwaki, Que., are tuning into online cooking classes to keep up their spirits, stay connected with each other and learn new recipes. 

Pro golfer partners with CJGA to bring the game to Indigenous youth

Steve Tooshkenig says that golf has been the medicine that saved his life and he'll be sharing his love of the game with youth through a new partnership with the Canadian Junior Golf Association. 

Online book club with Indigenous authors to follow Anishinaabe lunar calendar

An online interview series showcasing Indigenous authors and illustrators as well as cultural teachings about the Anishinaabe lunar calendar is launching Jan. 28.

Anishnaabe flute player sets his sights on becoming professional orchestra musician

Flute player Tyler Evans-Knott, a member of Curve Lake First Nation near Peterborough, Ont., dreams of becoming a professional orchestra musician. 

Kawartha Nishnawbe block reconstruction work on Burleigh Falls Dam

Members from an Ontario First Nation continue to block access to a dam reconstruction site because they say they were not properly consulted by Parks Canada.