This website would not have been possible without the support of many people.
I’m indebted to Jim Bettinger, Dawn Garcia and Pam Maples of the John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University, for recognizing value in my idea in its infancy and offering a year’s worth of endless encouragement. Special thanks to my fellow Fellows (Class of 2011) for your friendship and advice during our transformative Fellowship year.
I couldn’t have taken a sabattical from the newsroom’s unrelenting pace without the backing of Jennifer McGuire and Jonathan Whitten of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Jon Christensen of Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West made it financially possible to transform this guide into a website. Geoff McGhee, Wendy Norris, Mike Marcotte, and Jacob Beaton offered patient counsel on how to do so.
Sonny Assu turned RIIC into a work of art, and Pat Alec transformed my words into something everyone could read on the Internet.
Many friends and colleagues shared their time and wisdom as I bombarded them with rough drafts — Shannon Avison, Don Bain, Jeff Bear, David Beers, Kelly Chrichton, Kathryn Gretsinger, Rick Harp, Jennifer Leask, Minelle Mahtani, Brenda Nadjiwan, Tracy Seeley, Connie Walker, David Wiwchar, and Mary Lynn Young.
I reserve my deepest gratitude for my parents Harvey and Sharon who offer so much wisdom and guidance, my children Samantha and Cas who remind me there’s more to life than work, and especially my wife June — my love.