Trina Roache

Storytelling in the Media from the Indigenous Perspective – ONLINE

Friday, October 22, 2021    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Online, , Online, Online

Moderated by CBC’s Jeff Douglas, independent filmmaker and journalist Trina Roache are joined by CBC Production executive Nic Meloney in a candid conversation on the challenges, joys, and opportunities of telling our First Nations stories. From guerilla documentary filmmaking to moving the dial at the CBC, this intriguing conversation will be of unique appeal to emerging filmmakers.
Ticket Price: $20.00 online
Sponsored by: Telefilm Canada

Trina Roache
Trina Roache is a proud member of the Glooscap First Nation and mixed-heritage Mi’kmaw video journalist. She’s worked at CBC and APTN. In 2018, Trina moved from producing daily news to documentaries for APTN Investigates. Over the years, her work has focused on treaty rights, policing, the ongoing impacts of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples, and more. She’s won regional and national awards, with recognition from Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Native American Journalists Association. Today, Trina brings a Mi’kmaw perspective and two decades of experience in visual storytelling to her position on faculty as the Rogers Chair in Journalism at the University of King’s College. @trinaroache

Nic Meloney

Nic Meloney is a mixed heritage Wolastoqi/Canadian Journalist and Production Executive with CBC Unscripted. Working closely with independent creators from Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities in documentary production, he also consults on Factual/Entertainment programming. A member of Woodstock First Nation in Wolastokuk (New Brunswick) and a proud Cape Bretoner, he currently lives and works in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). Nic previously worked as a reporter and video producer with CBC Nova Scotia and CBC Indigenous, covering the entire Atlantic region. His work has taken him to Indigenous communities across the country for the production and development of digital video features and television documentaries, both long and short form, as well as syndicated, local and national news content. @nicmeloney