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MRU Foundation

Emerging Blackfoot Communicators Fund

The Journalism and Digital Media program at MRU has provided Siksikaitsitapi students with the opportunity to learn and grow as communicators—providing integral representation of Indigenous voices in journalism. 


This fund supports journalism students from the Blackfoot Confederacy, including Siksika, Piikani, Kainai and Amskapi Piikani who are enrolled in Journalism and Digital Media. 


New students are expected to purchase their own recording equipment. This initiative will ease the burden of cost for those in need.


Siksika Nation members and MRU Journalism alumni Kelsey No Runner (BCMM ‘16) and Trevor Solway (BCMM’17) know first-hand the stresses faced by Blackfoot students and are hoping to assist students in their educational journey by placing DSLR cameras, audio recording equipment and lenses in their hands.


The value and need of having Indigenous journalists report, cover and tell stories from their community is tremendous and much overdue. The long-term issues this fund will address are accurate reporting, authentic storytelling and a growth in representation of Indigenous voices and stories behind and in front of the camera. The MRU Journalism program produces capable and skilled journalists and will address this need.


Your donation will help make a difference to Blackfoot students by helping them succeed in this award-winning program.



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What goes into a Journalism Equipment Bag? 

Camera & Lenses

Microphone & Headphones 

Recorder & Stands 

Equipment Cords & Storage Drives 

Shoulder Bag