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By Lauren Harris, for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

When Kyle Edwards tells people he grew up on a reserve in Winnipeg, he says they look at him like he’s “survived a disaster.”

“Here at Ryerson [University], I get a lot of questions that [make me] ask myself, ‘shouldn’t you know this?’” the second-year journalism student said during a panel discussion of news reporting on indigenous issues. “A couple of girls at one of my student group events asked me if I pay taxes and they wouldn’t believe me when I said yes.”

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Lauren Harris is a fourth-year journalism student at Ryerson University. Follow her on Twitter @LaurenLia93.