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About Wawmeesh Hamilton

Wawmeesh Hamilton is a reporter at Discourse Media. He has won three B.C.-Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards, three Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards, and, along with colleague Peter Mothe, a 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Award. His work has been published with CBC, The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Metro and The Tyee. Wawmeesh graduated with an MA from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in 2016. His thesis documented the banishment and reintegration of Indigenous sex offenders from their communities. Wawmeesh is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation in Port Alberni, B.C. 

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Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities
6 months ago

Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities

By Wawmeesh Hamilton

Freedom of the press enables citizens to know about the things that public bodies do that impact them. It’s what enabled me to report on civic affairs… Continue Reading Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities

Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities
11 months ago

Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities

Most First Nations members don’t enjoy the right to access information and hold their governments to account that most Canadians take for granted.

Continue Reading Why freedom of the press should apply in Indigenous communities