Hello! Tegwyn here, The Pigeon‘s managing editor.
This past Monday was the three-month anniversary of The Pigeon’s launch. Can you believe it? I’m blown away every day by how much our team has accomplished in such a short amount of time, from mind-blowing stories to delightful podcasts.
I had never heard of @ThePigeon until this article covering the OD crisis in #Saskatchewan ft @prairiehr @AIDSLAW & others was published. This story is so good & a really important read right now + always. Love that young journalists are covering this. #harmreduction #cdnmedia https://t.co/FuqON3vJS9— elle chronique (@ellechronique) September 25, 2020
And we’ve got much more in store, with the help of our incredible donors.
As of right now, The Pigeon is run almost entirely by volunteers, but thanks to the 24 readers who have become monthly donors in the last three months, The Pigeon is able to pay three Indigenous journalists to contribute to an upcoming project focused on the five-year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.
This project will look at the past, present, and future of the TRC, its recommendations, and what it means to “reconcile.” But we believe three Indigenous voices aren’t enough.
By helping more young Indigenous people access a paid platform for their journalism, The Pigeon can better represent the wide array of voices stretching across this land.
With your support, we’ll be able to look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission—and the five years that have passed since its final report—from angles traditional media outlets haven’t explored. I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but from the pitches I’ve already approved, you’ll want to read these articles.
With your financial help, we can continue to share unique stories, prioritize marginalized voices, and create positive change in the Canadian media landscape.
P.S. If just one in 50 of our regular readers became a monthly donor today, we’d meet our goal in a heartbeat! Please consider contributing whatever you can afford to help change Canada’s media landscape.