John Gagnon

Publisher's Note: The Disinformation of Ignorant Media

Create: 02/15/2019 - 03:26

The Oxford dictionary lists disinformation as “false information, which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.” And, disinformation is continually used in the five estates within our society: The First Estate is the Clergy; The Second Estate is the Monarchy; The Third Estate are the Bourgeoisie or Upper Class; the Fourth Estate are the Commoners and The Fifth Estate the Media. The responsibility of media and journalism is to keep citizens informed of local, regional, and national/international news.

Spring Cleaning the Workplace Toxicity for the New Year

Create: 01/29/2019 - 01:37

Happy New Year all, time to dust off last year’s incomplete resolutions, and re-jig them for optimal use with the wisdom you gained from another year on the planet. Maybe you want to make enough money to rival Bill Gates, or be more conscience of cultivating healthier relationships with your family, friends, pets, plants or work family. Yes I said work family. Think about it, we spend a third of our lives sleeping and rejuvenating, a third of our time with family, and a third at work. Sometimes our work environment has enough emotions that the intimacy is family in nature.

A Treatise On Addiction

Create: 12/22/2018 - 03:47

Writers are required to research and educate themselves on whatever topic they may be delving into. Many great writers have stated, “you can’t write about it if you haven’t lived it.” This may be true in many genres of writing, but not so much for academic and scientific. Academia and science use what is known as qualitative and quantitative research; qualitative research being interpretive and quantitative data ranked in units of measurements- dry and devoid of humanness, and the outcome is writing about other people and their issues.

Publisher’s Note

Create: 12/22/2018 - 03:38

Wawatay News will be 45 years old on January 21, 2019, and it is an honour to carry forward what our ancestors, Elders, current staff, admin and board have been working towards since its inception. In the spirit of furthering the mandate to ‘preserve and enhance’ the languages of the Nishinawbe Aski Nation, we must consider how we utilize our network. Ultimately it is our radio broadcasts that carry the responsibility of the mandate fully, and Wawatay News print and online has been predominantly produced in English with articles translated into syllabics.

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