First Nations woman wins Pulitzer


Last updated 5/17/2023 at 1:43pm

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Journalist Connie Walker from Okanese First Nation won the Pulitzer Prize for her podcast, Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's.

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-A Saskatchewan First Nations woman has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for best audio journalism.

Journalist Connie Walker, who is from Okanese First Nation, won the award for her Gimlet Media podcast: Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's.

The concept began when Walker learned a surprising story about her late father. She discovered that while performing a routine traffic stop as a RMCP officer (Mountie), her dad recognized the driver as the priest from St. Michael's residential school who had abused him as a child. Overcome with emotion, the officer beat up the priest. He expected to...

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