Charnel Anderson

Charnel Anderson is's northwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Charnel Anderson's articles

Published On: October 13, 2020
More than a century ago, two residential-school students died near the institution in Sault Ste. Marie. Now researchers and survivors are trying to discover their identities.
Published On: September 09, 2020
School reopening presents a real threat for First Nations communities, where education has historically been underfunded. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, still waiting for federal dollars, is turning to land-based learning.
Published On: August 18, 2020
A forest fire displaced a small Ontario community — so nearby towns gave fleeing residents a place to go.
Published On: August 07, 2020
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.
Published On: July 23, 2020
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
Published On: June 25, 2020
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
Published On: June 11, 2020 is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Tania Cameron and Katrina Osborne of Kenora.
Published On: June 04, 2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
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: January 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: March 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: February 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: February 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: January 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: January 08, 2019
Indigenous communities across the province are dealing with inadequate housing. Farmers’ fields may hold the answer.
Published On: December 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: November 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.