Rhiannon Johnson

Rhiannon Johnson is an Anishinaabe journalist from Hiawatha First Nation based in Toronto. She has been with CBC since 2017 focusing on Indigenous life and experiences.

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Indigenous talent in the music industry is creating a 'beautiful resistance'

Indigenous talent in the music industry is creating a 'beautiful' resistance by sharing their own stories their own ways. Featuring artists like Digging Roots, Aysanabee, Kristi Lane Sinclair and more.

Pacific Coast Indigenous nations see a glimmer of hope for the future of salmon

Many Indigenous nations carry a deep spiritual connection with salmon. But threats like habitat loss, climate change and human development have decimated salmon numbers. Now, Indigenous people are working to bring them back.

Indigenous entrepreneurs are using drones and aerospace tech to decolonize the sky

Indigenous people are becoming more self-reliant and asserting self-determination through the aerospace sector with technology like drones and through entrepreneurship and education.

Shortlist shortcut to Snotty Nose Rez Kids' Life After

How opening track 'Grave Digger' captures the purpose behind the album.

First Nations and Métis Ontario election priorities include relationship building

First Nations and Métis organizations in Ontario are looking for commitments to relationship building, health care and developing policies from provincial election candidates.

Massive wind storm rips through Hiawatha First Nation's 1st powwow in 2 years

A derecho storm that battered southern Ontario and Quebec Saturday hit Hiawatha First Nation's first powwow in two years, injuring several people.

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.