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

Documentary by two-spirit Cree filmmaker shares journey through IVF to parenthood

A two-spirit Cree filmmaker is sharing her journey to parenthood through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in a new short documentary.

Mother-daughter duo write Haida language children's book together

A Haida mother and daughter are sharing stories about the children in their family in a new bilingual children's book.

Webcast cancelled after host, former Tribe Called Red member Ian Campeau admits using power to exploit women

One of the hosts of Homies Chatting, an Indigenous-led interview style webcast, is on leave after admitting on Twitter to "unacceptable" behaviour toward women, saying "I'm a monster but working not to be."

Non-Indigenous healers asked to stop appropriating and selling Indigenous ceremony

Two non-Indigenous new age healers in Ontario are being called out for appropriating ceremonies in their practices by a Black-Indigenous woman.

As COVID-19 curve flattens, Indigenous leaders call on federal government for more support

Indigenous leaders from across Canada have called for more action by the federal government to protect their communities against further threats from COVID-19 and are attempting to bring attention to chronic health inequities through an online petition.

Mississauga Nation launches online culture and language initiatives

The Mississauga Nation is launching a three-pronged initiative online to try and help revitalize culture, language and identity in its communities. 

Indigenous-led podcast focusing on conversation in performing arts community

A new Indigenous-led podcast is aiming at having conversations on racial representation in the musical theatre industry. 

Curve Lake First Nation gets turtle crossing signs in local dialect

A southern Ontario First Nation is hoping to protect turtles while helping revitalize their local dialect through new turtle crossing signs. 

Regina salon owner gives back to community with day of free haircuts

Stylists at a First Nations-owned hair salon in Regina spent Sunday providing free haircuts to clients facing financial pressure during the pandemic. 

Celebrating the Indigenous health-care workers among your friends and family

We asked, you responded. Here's a look at some of the Indigenous health care workers in your lives.

Meet 3 Indigenous health-care workers helping keep Northern communities safe

CBC Indigenous talks with three Indigenous health-care workers from Nunavik and N.W.T. about their jobs, why they got into health care and how they have been responding to COVID-19. 

Indigenous nurses say they work to help patients feel safe during their 'most vulnerable' times

Throughout the month of June, CBC Indigenous is introducing you to some of the health care workers who are keeping our communities safe.

Young Anishinaabe woman quarantined in Amsterdam during COVID-19 pandemic — and enjoying it

At the end of February, 26-year old Courtney Recollet moved to the Netherlands to work in event planning for the next year. Then the global pandemic happened and everything came to a halt.

Twins from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation head to Michigan State University

After a successful high school career at St. Andrew’s College, twin brothers Neebin and Neebeesh Elliott are going to Michigan State University in the fall.

First Nations nurses find inspiration and reward in serving Indigenous communities

Throughout the month of June, CBC Indigenous is introducing you to some of the health care workers who are keeping our communities safe.