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Media representation of indigenous people — an interview with Duncan McCue

Reciprocity and respect are fundamental values for the Anishinaabe people of Canada. Duncan McCue, a news reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and himself an Anishinaabe , says that these values should define the relationship between journalists when working with indigenous communities throughout the world.

Speaking to SciDev.Net  during the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists in Helsinki  (June 2013), McCue defended the value of the term ‘indigenous people’ and advised science journalists to be wary of portraying members of indigenous communities as victims.