Journalist Duncan McCue lecture reflects on reconciliation

Libraries, Humanities

Anishinaabe journalist Duncan McCue will present a Lansdowne Lecture titled, “Beyond Kuper Island: A Journalist's Reflection on Truth and Reconciliation."

Anishinaabe journalist Duncan McCue will draw on his award-winning podcast for a thoughtful reflection on building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and how Canadians can take meaningful steps toward reconciliation.

“Beyond Kuper Island: A Journalist's Reflection on Truth and Reconciliation” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Lansdowne Lecture will be moderated by Ry Moran, University of Victoria’s Associate University Librarian – Reconciliation.

“Duncan’s work, including his recent podcast, Kuper Island, is of immense importance. This evening offers the opportunity to hear directly from one of Canada’s top Indigenous storytellers."

- Ry Moran, associate university librarian – Reconciliation

In addition to hosting CBC Radio One's Cross Country Checkup and longstanding correspondent for CBC’s The National, McCue is a professor in the School of Journalism at Carleton University.

McCue's journalism work has received many accolades, including New York Festival Radio, RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism. In 2017, he was presented with an Indspire Award for Public Service.

Kuper Island is an eight-part series podcast hosted by McCue that tells the stories of four students who attended one of the most notorious residential schools in Canada. Unsolved deaths, abuse and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day.

The lecture is free but registration is required via online signup.


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Keywords: Indigenous, reconciliation

People: Ry Moran

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