THE LA LOCHE PROJECT was published in the Spring 2011 issue of The Crow, the School of Journalism's magazine of creative nonfiction and documentary journalism. Author Kent Morrison received a Western Magazine Award for the piece. Faculty advisors: Patricia W. Elliott (editor) Leonzo Barreno (Global Chair in Journalism and Aboriginal Affairs)
DENENDAH was produced by School of Journalism students as part of their documentary class in 2010. It aired on CBC August 28, 2010, and was chosen Best Small Budget Documentary at the 2010 Human Rights DocFest in Toronto.
Forced isolation and assimilation of aboriginals stole their identity and independence, leaving them at the mercy of the "superior culture." This system has failed, creating turmoil, suspicion, and dysfunction. Outsiders have again injected themselves into La Loche in an attempt to solve the problem, one originally of their making.The European attitude of "we know best," shrouded in best intentions, is not working. And no one is talking about it.
Producer- Kent Morrison
Director- Karin Yeske
Writer- Molly Thomas
Editor- Annie McLeod
Field Crew- Sarah Fitzgerald, Kellah Lavoie, Kent Morrison, Molly Thomas and Karin Yeske
Researchers- Kellah Lavoie and Annie McLeod
Faculty advisors: Trevor Grant and Robin Lawless