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 View the Registration Form
Click Here to Register for the National Conference at the uOttawa Store

View / Listen to the archive from the kick-off event in Winnipeg here.
Next event: April 21st, 2017 Edmonton, Alberta at the University of Alberta, Telus Center, Room 134

Propose an Activity

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We are seeking proposals for paper presentations, panels, workshops, round-table discussions, focus groups, and public or private meetings that will be organized in three streams related to Indigenous media policies, practices, and research. We also invite hands-on media and technology skill-sharing workshops targeting Indigenous youth participants, but open to all who are interested.

Discussion Topics:

  • 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 (

Proposed Structure for Regional Events:

  • 9h00-9h30 Coffee and Registration
  • 9h30-10h00 Opening remarks
  • 10h00-11h45 PART 1 - Presentations/Discussions by academics, policy makers, and technical specialists
  • 11h45-12h50 Lunch
  • 12h50-13h00 Instructions for afternoon sessions
  • 13h00-14h45 PART 2 - Presentations/Discussions by media practitioners and broadcasters
  • 15h00-15h50 Discussion Topic: The CRTC Process (facilitated by Project Team)
  • 16h00-16h50 Discussion Topic: CRTC Policy (facilitated by Project Team)
Deadline Extended: The new deadline for the presentation of proposals is March 20th, 2017 for Iqaluit with a rolling deadline for other regional events closing one-month prior to the activity. The deadline for the National Conference in Ottawa is May 1st, 2017.

Proposals can be made for the regional events and/or national conference. Each proposal submitted should address one or more of the following questions guiding the organization of these events:

1. What is the state of the Indigenous broadcasting sector as identified by Indigenous broadcasters?

2. What do Indigenous Peoples want and need from the Indigenous broadcasting sector?

3. What urgent challenges need to be addressed by changes to policy in order to ensure the Indigenous broadcasting sector can fulfill those needs?

4. What insights do key stakeholders working in the areas of Indigenous issues, communications law, and media policy offer on the ways forward?

5. 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?