Participate

We encourage all presenters to register now. There is a $75 registration fee for the national event in Ottawa to be paid online at the uOttawa Store. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The regional events are free, open to the public, and all participants are encouraged to register using the form below. We aim to create a space for conversation, your participation is just as important as the scheduled activities.

Click Here to Register for the National Conference
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REGIONAL EVENTS - FEBRUARY TO MAY 2017 IN 5 CITIES
View / Listen to the archive from the regional gatherings in Winnipeg, Iqaluit, Edmonton, Homalco First Nation, and Halifax.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE - JUNE 15 TO 17, 2017 IN OTTAWA


Guiding questions

The Future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Broadcasting events will involve a selection of paper presentations, panels, workshops, round-table discussions, live broadcasting, and public meetings related to Indigenous media policies, practices, and research. All participants are asked to reflect on the guiding questions below and to review the Conference Archive (LINK) to continue the conversation.

Guiding Questions from CFP
  • What is the state of the Indigenous broadcasting sector as identified by Indigenous broadcasters?
  • What do Indigenous Peoples want and need from the Indigenous broadcasting sector?
  • What urgent challenges need to be addressed by changes to policy in order to ensure the Indigenous broadcasting sector can fulfill those needs?
  • What insights do key stakeholders working in the areas of Indigenous issues, communications law, and media policy offer on the ways forward?
  • What investments and skills are needed for the reclamation and preservation of regional languages and to implement a sustainable future for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis broadcasting?
Discussion Topics - CRTC Process and Policy:
  • How would you like the CRTC consultation process to be conducted? 
  • How should the review process itself be changed?
  • What should the policy entail?
  • What are the elements to include or exclude?
  • What changes would be required to the Broadcasting Act to ensure the policy is upheld?
  • See Native Radio Policy CRTC Public Notice 1990-89 (http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/1990/PB90-89.htm)