As it goes, the focus in the media has primarily been about Elder Walter’s alleged guilt and very little effort has been made by media thus far to publicly balance the fact of his innocence.
However, Spectator reporter, Carmela Fragomeni (who covered the trial) has followed up with an article highlighting the ways in which the community is supporting their Elder in the healing journey ahead.
We are grateful that the Spectator is extending their hand-in-service to the Indigenous community as it attempts to move forward. Writing about these initiatives from their perspective is a vital opportunity to offer leadership and inspiration to ally readers as well as fellow media outlets. We hope they will follow suit and help spread the word.