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Increase indigenous representation at CRTC, conference hears

News | 06/19/2017 5:18 pm EDT
From left, Claudine VanEvery-Albert, John Gagnon, and Kristiana Clemens participate in a panel discussion at the Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting national conference in Ottawa on June 17./Wire Report photo by Charelle Evelyn.

OTTAWA — All of the country’s cultural institutions need a rethink when it comes to reflecting the reality of aboriginal people in Canada, an indigenous broadcasting conference heard Saturday, with ideas ranging from creating a dedicated office at the CRTC, to appointing an indigenous CRTC commissioner, to deregulating broadcasters that operate on treaty lands.

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