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Maclean’s writer Kyle Edwards named top emerging Indigenous journalist – Macleans

An insightful new voice in Canadian journalism is recognized with a CAJ award for his outstanding work in 2018 on First Nations’ and other issues

Maclean’s writer Kyle Edwards has won the JHR/CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award recognizing one of the most promising and influential new voices in the Canadian media.

Edwards, who is Anishinaabe from the Lake Manitoba First Nation, received the award in Winnipeg on Saturday at the Canadian Association of Journalists’ (CAJ) annual conference. The honour, which is sponsored jointly by the CAJ and Journalists for Human Rights, was based on his portfolio of work for the year—from his reporting on the impossible workload of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force to his analysis following the Gerald Stanley verdict.

One of Edwards’s most compelling pieces looked into the disproportionate number of First Nations children in the foster care system—and the families ready to fight back.

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