FSIN Chief Takes Media To Task For Oyate Coverage

Monday, November 06, 2006 at 13:47



The FSIN is asking Saskatchewan media outlets to improve the way they cover news stories that affect the lives of First Nations people.


Chief Lawrence Joseph met face-to-face with several members of the media in Saskatoon on Friday.


He says reporters need to be “much more responsible” in how they gather facts and draw conclusions in their stories.


Joseph says Native people have “suffered greatly at the hands of the media” — especially when it comes to stories like the Oyate Safe House in Regina.


Reports issued by the provincial auditor and the Children’s Advocate have been critical of the Oyate Board. But Joseph says the information in those reports is not accurate. He maintains “serious inaccuracies” are becoming ingrained in the public’s mind.