OTTAWA – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will review the Native Broadcasting Policy (CRTC 1990-89) next year, according to its Three-Year Plan 2017 to 2020.
The gatherings entitled “The Future of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Broadcasting” aim to bring practitioners, policy makers and academics together as allies to prepare a context for respectful and meaningful consultation. The national event in Ottawa will continue the conversation by sharing the outcomes from five regional events, more than 40 presentations, and keynote speeches by MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) and Ryan McMahon (Makoons Media Group).
The national event will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, from June 15 to 17, 2017, in the Alex Trebek Alumni Building (University of Ottawa, 157 Séraphin-Marion Private). Participants are invited to register online at www.IndigenousRadio.ca.
The Indigenous Broadcasting convergence is not run by or associated with the CRTC, other than its focus on the CRTC’s upcoming review of its Native Broadcasting Policy.