CBC Newfoundland and Labrador apologized for a column written by host John Furlong, which likened some Innu from the Natuashish community to zombies, calling them "expressionless, silent, brooding, uncommunicative." Denise Wilson, managing director of CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, called the column a "mistake" in an editor's note 

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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.