Duncan McCue is the creator and curator of Reporting in Indigenous Communities.

He pitched the idea — an online educational guide to assist journalists who report in Indigenous communities — to the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, who offered a supportive environment for a year to make it happen. RIIC launched in Fall 2011.

Duncan has been a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) since 1998. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he is currently the host of CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured on CBC-TV’s flagship news show, The National.

Duncan has advised in the creation of Indigenous content courses at journalism schools across Canada, including Carleton University, University of King’s College, and Ryerson University. In 2014, Duncan was recognized by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association with an Innovation Award for developing curriculum on Indigenous issues.

Duncan is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario. He lives in Toronto, located in the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Check out this excerpt of Storytellers in Motion by Urban Rez Productions, which features the story of Duncan’s journey as a reporter:

To learn more about Duncan and his work, follow him on Twitter (@duncanmccue) or please visit:




Kwakwaka’wakw artist Sonny Assu created the RIIC logo (http://sonnyassu.com). Of our logo, he writes: “This logo stems from my iDrums series, an on-going series of painted drums which feature emblazoned iPod iconography melded with a modern Northwest Coast aesthetic. The series explores how we use modern technology as totemic representation.”

St’at’imc web designer Pat Alec designed the RIIC website (http://www.patalec.com). In addition to designing a mean website, he’s a kickboxer, so don’t say anything bad about our site or RIIC will send Pat to your house.

Photos on the RIIC site are the property of the photographers. Special thanks to Bert Crowfoot at bertcrowfootphotography.com, Don Bain at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and Jeff Bear at urbanrez.ca for providing the images on the front page.

Stanford’s Bill Lane Centre for the American West provided funding to build the site (http://west.stanford.edu).


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