April 2, 2010
By Jeff Parkinson
One of the biggest challenges for us the past four years has been dealing with and educating the media. This is not news to anyone who has been following our struggle, but fortunately the tide has been turning in 2010. Outlets like the Globe & Mail, National Post, and CBC have begun to catch on to what’s really been going on, and their stories reflect that beautifully.
One might think that by now the only holdout would be the Native media itself, but they too have learned through court actions that painting us as white supremacists is defamation and not acceptable journalism. The evidence to the contrary is in everything we’ve ever done or written.
While most have made remarkable progress, the Hamilton Spectator continues to fail to learn from past mistakes as was very evident in a letter they published yesterday.