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.

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Mural-covered houseboat to share Indigenous history of the Toronto waterfront this summer

A houseboat adorned with woodland-style murals will soon be docked in the Ontario Place Marina for the summer as an Indigenous interpretive learning centre.

Chief asks why the PM makes time for a Raptors parade but hasn't visited Grassy Narrows

Grassy Narrows First Nation members are in Toronto as part of the community's campaign to secure construction and long-term funding for a care home for those poisoned by mercury pollution.

Plan to ban single-use plastics has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories worried

A plan to ban single-use plastics in Canada has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories that rely on bottled water concerned about how they will be affected.

Indigenous youth leaders address Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples

Eight young Indigenous leaders from across the country gathered in front of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to testify and share their thoughts on what a new nation to nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous people should look like.

Performing arts program provides space for Indigenous youth to explore their creativity

Since November, four Indigenous youth have been working on three performance pieces through the Paprika Festival Indigenous Arts Program, which will be showcased this weekend.

'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals

Celebrity chefs paired up with hospital teams to deliver recipes imagining what hospital food will look like in 2030 at a symposium in Toronto on Thursday. 

Short film about Cree man's life in Winnipeg premieres at Hot Docs Festival

A short documentary looking at life in Winnipeg through the eyes of an urban Indigenous man will premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

Kashechewan First Nation goes to Ontario legislature for action on annual flooding

Residents of Kashechewan First Nation and supporters are rallying Monday at the Ontario legislature to demand the provincial government help the community that faces annual spring evacuations due to flooding.

Exploring Identity: Who are the Métis and what are their rights?

Who are the Métis, why is this question so complicated and what are the legal issues affecting them? Here's some historical background.

Inuit youth come together through lacrosse in The Grizzlies

Helping put the story of how the youth in a small Inuit community came together through the sport of lacrosse on the big screen was a big responsibility, say Inuit taking part in the production.

New web series explores path to reconciliation through Indigenous cuisine

Red Chef Revival explores the relationship between food and reconciliation through the experiences of three Indigenous chefs who travel across Canada to discover traditional cooking.

Ontario budget's cuts to Indigenous Affairs a setback for reconciliation, says Carolyn Bennett

The Ontario budget released this week has some saying that reconciliation does not appear to be a priority with the new Progressive Conservative government. 

On-the-land STEM program for high school credit to expand to northern Indigenous communities

An education program directed at helping Indigenous youth in acquire high-school credits through culturally relevant approaches to science, technology, engineering and mathematics is expanding to the North.

Josephine Mandamin, water activist who walked 17,000 km around the Great Lakes, dies at 77

Josephine Mandamin, a well known environmental activist from Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario, died Friday morning. She was 77.

Navigating the Toronto housing crisis as an Indigenous person

For Richard Peters, trying to move into one of the country's most volatile housing markets as an Indigenous man came with challenges he never anticipated.