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OTC celebrates Indigenous Pulitzer - Peabody win

  • Published - 11/05/2023
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner congratulates journalist Connie Walker for her 2023 Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award wins this week.

Her podcast Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's, with the team at Spotify's Gimlet Media, won the Pulitzer on Monday for best audio journalism. Then on Tuesday it won the Peabody Award for its "commitment to recognizing the full history of the Indigenous community."

Walker is a member of Saskatchewan’s Okanese First Nation.

“It is incredible to see an Indigenous journalist be recognized for the hard work she is doing sharing Indigenous stories. These stories she shares matters, and her stories of residential school survivors are so important,” said Treaty Commissioner Mary Culbertson.

“We hope that this win means even more people will learn about, and understand, the true history of residential schools in Canada.”

Listen to Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's here https://gimletmedia.com/shows/stolen

Warning: This podcast could contain material that could be triggering for some listeners. For those who need support as a result of the residential school experience, there is the  24-hour, toll-free and confidential National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

Jounralist Connie Walker


Walker's father, her personal connection to the podcast and St. Michael's Residential School