Charnel Anderson


Charnel Anderson is one of's northwestern Ontario Hubs reporters.

Charnel Anderson's articles

Published On: May 23,2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.
Published On: May 14,2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: Jan 22,2020
In Ontario, more than 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve, but public-health data about them is almost non-existent. A new research initiative aims to change that.  
Published On: Mar 11,2019
OPINION: By offering Jody Wilson-Raybould the position of Minister of Indigenous Services, the prime minister signalled that he still has a lot to learn about reconciliation, writes Charnel Anderson.
Published On: Feb 22,2019
To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Day, speaks with Collin Graham, of the Ontario Native Women’s Association, about recognizing the signs of exploitation — and learning from survivors.
Published On: Feb 15,2019
For his advocacy on behalf of residential-school survivors, Edmund Metatawabin was awarded the Order of Canada. He spoke with TVO about what the honour represents to him — and what the future holds for Indigenous communities.
Published On: Jan 30,2019
Melanie Goodchild’s research is informed by “Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin,” part of her First Nation’s knowledge system — she talks to about complexity theory, two-eyed seeing, and fighting for change in academia.
Published On: Jan 08,2019
Indigenous communities across the province are dealing with inadequate housing. Farmers’ fields may hold the answer.
Published On: Dec 07,2018
The Tories are closing the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. We talk to a child advocate, a crisis counsellor, and a youth peer mentor about how the move will affect children across Ontario.
Published On: Nov 20,2018
Indigenous communities across the province invested in hundreds of green-energy initiatives — and they say they’ve lost millions in potential revenues since the PCs took power.
Published On: Sep 26,2018
First Nations monitors work alongside archeologists on digs — but some feel that the process is keeping them on the sidelines.
Published On: Sep 20,2018
Derval Clarke has long volunteered his services in his homeland of Jamaica. Last month, he travelled to another place that needs dental care — the remote community of Wunnumin Lake.
Published On: Sep 05,2018
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for Indigenous issues to be covered in Canadian classrooms. This summer, Ontario’s education ministry halted work on the province’s response to that recommendation.
Published On: Aug 16,2018
With a new Tory government in place, what challenges lie ahead for RoseAnne Archibald — and for Indigenous people across the province?
Published On: Jul 31,2018
Powwows were once banned throughout the country, but the traditional celebrations of Indigenous cultures have made a comeback in recent years.
Published On: Jun 25,2018
The CN-owned James Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic after a fire damaged it in 2013. Now an agreement from 1906 may force the railway to reopen it.
Published On: Jun 01,2018
ANALYSIS: First Nations leaders say they’ve seen progress but expect more from the next government.
Published On: Jun 30,2017
Fort William First Nation will celebrate its culture on the sesquicentennial of a country that tried to erase it.