IJNR is pleased to announce the recipients of our Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area Reporting Grants.

Leyland Cecco
Freelance Journalist 
Toronto, Ontario

Cole Burston
Freelance Photojournalist
Toronto, Ontario

Project: "Reimagining Conservation in Gwaii Haanas"

Cara McKenna
Editor, Salish Sea Sentinel
Vancouver, British Columbia

David Ball
Host/Producer, Vancouver Co-op Radio
Vancouver, British Columbia

Project: "Kus-kus-sum: Restoring a K'omoks First Nation salmon estuary"

Lynda Mapes
Environment Reporter, The Seattle Times
Seattle, Washington

Project: "Since Time Immemorial"

Elaine Anselmi
Senior Editor, The Narwhal
Erin, Ontario

Pat Kane
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Project: "Protecting Land and Culture from Shore to Shining Sea in Northern Labrador"

Gloria Dickie
Freelance Journalist
Victoria, British Columbia

Project: "The Iron Heart of Tallurutiup Imanga"

Ali Withers
Video Journalist/Documentary Filmmaker
Vancouver, British Columbia

Project: "IPCA and Marine Protected Areas in British Columbia"

Congratulations to our awardees, and a sincere thank you to everyone who submitted proposals. We were truly impressed by the scope and quality of the submissions we received, and look forward to seeing the stories that grantees produce. 

This special reporting initiative is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
*Please note: IJNR has very strongly suggested that grantees postpone all reporting-related travel until 2021, or until such time that the risk of transporting COVID-19 into remote indigenous communities is dramatically decreased.