How YWCA honouree Connie Walker discovered she wanted to be a journalist – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201769 Views

CBC’s Connie Walker is one of 7 women being honoured Thursday as a 2017 ‘Women of Distinction’ by the YWCA

May 18, 2017

When she was in Grade 11, Connie Walker watched as mainstream media reported on the high profile murder of a young Indigenous mother named Pamela George in Regina.

The lives of the two men convicted of killing her, two white university students, were well known. What was not, was the victim’s background.

“I felt the way she was portrayed in the media was so unfair, because there was so much emphasis she was a sex worker,” said Walker, who is being honoured by the YWCA as one of their “Women of Distinction” for 2017.

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