The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns attack on Turtle Island News

Pictured: Arson attack on Turtle Island News, an Indigenous paper at Six Nations Territory in Southern Ontario.(Screenshot: Turtle Island News, Lisa J. Ellwood, Indian Country Today)

Six Nations Fire Chief calls attack on Indigenous paper at Six Nations Territory in Southern Ontario a targeted attack

News Release

Canadian Association of Journalists

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) condemns the attack on Turtle Island News, an Indigenous paper at Six Nations Territory located in Southern Ontario.

According to a report published in the paper, a person or persons doused the office building with gasoline early in the morning on October 28. Six Nations Fire Chief, Matthew Miller, is calling it a targeted attack. Firefighters responded swiftly and the paper is still operating.

"This is an unacceptable act of violence, we are deeply grateful no one was hurt," said Canadian Association of Journalists president Karyn Pugliese. "We wish to express deep admiration for the staff who are continuing to do important work."

The Canadian Association of Journalists also wishes to express gratitude to the Six Nations firefighters for their swift response.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 700 members across Canada. The Canadian Association of Journalists' primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

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