Karli has pitched and reported on numerous multimedia print and digital news stories. Centered on the interconnectivity of human rights, she has covered beats on: Indigenous, International, LGBTQ2, Health, Law, Retirement, Arts, Music, Sports and Agriculture.

The impact of a letter: Ottawa community talks Amnesty International

The Pigeon: Long-form Journalism | Ottawa | Dec 11, 2020 | Babacar Faye sits outside a coffee shop next to the University of Ottawa campus between classes. It’s his fourth year studying political science and second studying common law, and, since March, he is the first Black University Student president...

Q+A: Meet the U of O’s new advisor on mental health and wellness

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 8, 2020 | PROFESSOR ELIZABETH KRISTJANSSON WILL HOLD THE POSITION FOR A THREE YEAR TERM Back in July, the University of Ottawa hired professor Elizabeth Kristjansson on a three-year deal to be the new university advisor on mental health and wellness. According to the press release from the University, “this new position is one ...

University of Ottawa ‘ties-the-knot’ with Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 27, 2020 | n Sept. 24, the University of Ottawa’s faculty of social sciences (FSS) announced that it is partnering with Taiwan’s National Dong Hwa University College of Indigenous Studies (NDHU-CIS). “This is a really exciting and important project providing a greater opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous here...

U of O professor finds that self-harm can be socially contagious, research resonates with Northern Ontario First Nation youth overcoming self-harm

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Nov 1, 2020 | After using data collected from over 1,400 Ontarian teenagers aged 14-17 in 2014, epidemiologist and University of Ottawa associate professor Ian Colman’s study on non-suicidal self-injury confirms a harmful..

U of O’s Indigenous Resource Centre hosts panel addressing racism and segregation in the Canadian health care system

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 29, 2020 | Speakers talk about the history of 'Indian Hospitals', improving ant-racism, cultural training.The event focused on the historical and contemporary health care segregation of the Indigenous and brought U of O alumni Dr. Kona Williams – Canada’s only Indigenous forensic pathologist.

CIHR awards grant funding to six U of O COVID-19 mental health projects

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 17, 2020 | RESEARCHERS RECEIVED A COMBINED TOTAL OF OVER $1 MILLION Six University of Ottawa affiliated COVID-19 mental health projects have been selected to receive a combined total of over $1 million in funding grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.The funding is part of the Government of Canada’s..

‘We are tired’: Demonstrators march on downtown Ottawa for Indigenous Solidarity

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 24, 2020 | HOCKEY PLAYERS, REFUGEES, RETIREES, AND STUDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES - Around a hundred Ottawans took to the streets downtown on Oct. 9 to offer their support towards the fight for Indigenous solidarity in Canada.

Increase in youth volunteers combating homelessness in Ottawa

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 17, 2020 | OTTAWA’S SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE SHELTER RELYING HEAVILY ON STUDENT VOLUNTEERS The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a surprising and unexpected surge of volunteers at Ottawa’s Shepherds of Good Hope homeless shelter and kitchen.

Local paddlers complete 200 km journey towards water conservation and education

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Oct 11, 2020 | The Women are youth ambassadors under the national Ocean Bridge program bridging traditional Indigenous knowledge. Local paddlers Anika Smithson, Monika Szpytko along with Burlington’s Danika Guppy can finally get rid of their sea legs.

U of O first-years create Instagram pages to fight harassment and racism on campus

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 6, 2020 | Incoming first-year University of Ottawa students have created a space to share and expose campus discrimination, including stalking, racism from professors, mental health stigma, non-inclusive sports teams well as inadequate support for students with disabilities on campus.

‘It feels like no one is listening,’ says U of O alumnus on inaccessible University of Ottawa Health Services

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 14, 2020 | Overwhelming demand has caused the University of Ottawa Health Services’ (UOHS) phone line to crash. This occurred mere days before classes started at the University of Ottawa and throughout the week. Quebec resident Myriem Sahouli tweeted her concern and frustration...

Q&A: U of O nursing students on the COVID-19 frontlines

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 24 2020 | Nursing students talk misinformation around COVID-19, importance of mental health and self-care, and clear communication from the university. There was a lot of misinformation and the thing about information in the pandemic is that it does change. So what experts considered to be the best line of defense at the beginning..|

‘First of its kind’ Inuit trainee program celebrates first-ever graduating class

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 29, 2020 | Echoing throughout the remnant stained glass of the former Sandy Hill All Saints Anglican Church on Sept. 17 was an emotional celebration of the first-ever diploma graduating class of the Inuit Community Support Worker and Management Trainee Program.

Coalition, U of O law professors and students to assist in challenging mass evictions in Sandy Hill

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 27, 2020 | “We are talking about a housing crisis,” said Sloane Mulligin, a voluntary support organizer for the coalition Tenants of 146-170 Osgoode St. vs. Renovictions. “This is happening right in front of our eyes. This is the time when people need to step in, question, and challenge it.”

U of O welcomes students back with new Indigenous sign

The Fulcrum | Ottawa | Sept 9, 2020 | While most students and professors are returning back to school virtually or on campus, the University of Ottawa is welcoming passer-bys with a new welcome sign featuring various Indigenous languages. “I think [it’s] much more than just a sign, It is a beacon of art and culture,” said Tagwanibisan Armitage-Smith, a fourth-year bachelor of arts and Indigenous studies student

Parry Sounders march for climate change, call for regional action

Parry Sound North Star | Parry Sound | Jan 20, 2020 | The mimicking sound of a heartbeat echoed from a deer hide drum through the downtown Parry Sound streets the second Friday of the new year. On Jan. 10, a group of 28 – both young and old – marched demanding greater environmental responsibility...

Gchi Dewin - Big Heart

Parry Sound North Star | Dec 5, 2019 | Front Page | The fifth annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytelling Festival took place last weekend, free to the public at the Stockey Centre...

Lighting the 7th Fire at the Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytelling Festivals the heading

Muskrat Magazine | Parry Sound | Jan 3, 2020 | The Festival name Gchi Dewin which means “Big Heart” in Anishinaabemowin aims to bridge traditional knowledge with contemporary mediums of storytelling. Encompassed by this year’s theme ‘Prophesy’, the Festival opened with the documentary...

Radical Softness

The Coast | Halifax | July 18, 2018 | Drag artist Brad Jones—AKA Jennifer DaFuque—is making space for Indigenous identity at Halifax Pride....

Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative will work on the ground with South Sudanese

The Signal | Halifax | February 2018 | Dalhousie University initiative receives $3.1 million towards eliminating use of child soldiers....

Journalists, writers need to be more respectful to families of MMIWG, says panel

Ku'ku'kwes: Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | April 26, 2018 | “The lives that victims lead, there is a stigma attached,” Delilah Saunders said...

Photo Essay: Halifax’s second Women’s March encourages people to ‘Walk the Talk’ for all women

The Signal | Halifax | Jan 21, 2018 | Hundreds attended the second annual Women’s March outside Halifax City Hall on Saturday. Host Rana Zaman welcomed...

Anchor City Rollers start junior roller derby

The Signal | Halifax | Jan 26, 2018 | This winter, some Halifax kids are lacing up their skates, but they aren’t headed to the ice rink. Anchor City Rollers are developing a junior roller derby program, which launched on Jan. 12...

‘Optimism is not a choice, it’s just the way we have to live up there’

The Watch Magazine | Halifax | Nov 30, 2017 | The Carleton Music Bar and Grill was lively Sunday night with no ordinary foot-stomping ceilidh music gathering. The Jerry Cans’, multicultural band from Iqaluit....

Running for Guatemala

The Running Room Magazine | Halifax | Aug 20, 2018 | In May, a group of 10 volunteers met up in Halifax for Atlantic Canada’s largest charity race at the Blue Nose Marathon. Specifically, they ran in support of the Breaking the Silence...

Welcome ceremony for Judge Ann Marie Simmons marks gender parity

The Signal | Halifax | Feb 3, 2018 | Tears and laughs were shared Friday afternoon at Halifax provincial court as Ann Marie Simmons was welcomed as the eighteenth female full-time Nova Scotia provincial judge...

City Natives wins fourth ECMA Indigenous Artist of the Year award

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | May 4, 2018 | It was a big night for Rap/Hip-Hop group City Natives at the East Coast Music Awards gala show in Halifax Thursday evening. The group won the Indigenous Artist of the Year award for the fourth time...

MNO Honourary Senator celebrates Màmawi Together National Challenge launch

Métis Nation of Ontario | Ottawa | Sept 24, 2018 | Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Honourary Senator Reta Gordon spent the afternoon of July 14, as an honoured guest at the Màmawi Together barbecue...

Coffee, seed saving, traditional knowledge, and justice: Reflections from Indigenous Guatemalan accompaniment training

Naotkkamegwanning Mazina'igan | Tatamagouche | May 31, 2019 | A one-way, rural Nova Scotian road is not the most obvious place to train and learn the critical value of solidarity...

Halifax vying to host North American Indigenous Games in 2020

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Millbrook First Nation | April 13, 2018 | Members of a Nova Scotia committee hoping to bring the North American Indigenous Games to Halifax in 2020 got a chance this week to show the selection team...

Genocide educator shows Halifax the power of the human story in tackling hate

The Signal | Halifax | Jan 19, 2018 | Globally recognized humanitarian Stephen Smith says the solution to countering hate is to translate global atrocities into local and relatable human stories...

A museum in the making: Halifax group wants world music centre

The Signal | Halifax | Jan 16, 2018 | Mohammad Sahraei, an immigrant from Iran, is spearheading this movement as the director of the Halifax World Music Museum initiative. Sahraei, who’s also an ethnomusicologist...

‘Love and understanding’: Dalhousie hosts first TRC cafe

The Signal | Halifax | Feb 9, 2018 | In a meeting room in the Dalhousie Student Union Building on Tuesday, over 30 people talked about how to better relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The Truth and Reconciliation...

Good Neighbour Energy Fund expanded to include more Nova Scotians

The Signal | Halifax | Jan 16, 2018 | The income threshold went from $16,000 in 2017 to $21,000 for single income and from $24,000 to $39,000 for a family of four. The Salvation Army, which runs the program, started to take applications on Monday...

Dolores and Naomi in the home: Halifax retirement home brings seniors to local play

The Signal | Halifax | Feb 11, 2018 | Neptune Theatre’s 'Jonas and Barry in the Home’ takes on aging, sex, family and death in seniors residence. The play by writer and actor Norm Foster titled Jonas and Barry in the Home follows a wellness coach and two new friends at a retirement home...

First Nations short films cross the country, screen in Halifax

The Watch Magazine | Halifax | Nov 8, 2017 | Touched and devastated by the accidental death of her collaborator, Wapikoni Awashish, and the number of indigenous youth suicides, Manon Bardeau created a mobile studio which has been traveling across Canada into Indigenous communities since 2004...

Halifax youth pave the way for child protection

The Watch Magazine | Halifax | Oct 13, 2017 | Over 51 different non–state actors around the world are using children to fight their wars and acts of terrorism, says Dustin Johnson. Johnson is from Halifax’s Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. The worldwide exploitation of children in warfare has no easy solution.

Farmers get more funding help to truck limestone for ‘happy’ plants

The Signal | Halifax | Feb 17, 2018 | Farmers now have access to $10,000 more in provincial support to cover necessary costs for limestone, an agent for growable soil for fruits, vegetables and grains in Nova Scotia. “It’s good (the government is) recognizing the value in it because it is a constant battle for keeping pH..

Seek permission before writing about MMIWG, panel tells creative writers, artists

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | April 23, 2018 | Creative writers and artists should seek permission from families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls before publishing their work, panelists told an audience in Halifax on April 18...

East Coast Music Awards: Q&A with ECMA nominee Don Ross

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | April 28, 2018 | Don Ross’s latest album release in 2017, A Million Brazilian Civilians, has earned him an East Coast Music Award nomination for Indigenous Artist of the Year...

East Coast Music Awards: Q&A with ECMA nominee City Natives

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | May 2, 2018 | Students at L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom (LSK School) in Indian Brook First Nation, N.S. were excited to watch Rap/Hip-Hop group City Natives perform for them...

East Coast Music Awards: Q&A with ECMA nominee Shelby Sappier aka Beaatz

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | May 1, 2018 | Shelby Sappier, also known as Beaatz, has been to award shows before. When he was a member of the rap group, City Natives, they won a total of ten awards....

East Coast Music Awards: Q&A with 2018 ECMA nominee Carolina East

Ku'ku'kwes Independent Indigenous News | Halifax | April 17, 2019 | Carolina East is from South River, Newfoundland and Labrador. The 35-year-old musician is one of four musical acts nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category this year for her self-titled debut album...

High Food Prices, Child Poverty, and discrimination over Sustainability

Canadians for a Sustainable Society | Ottawa | Sept 19, 2016 | According to a new study by Food Secure Canada, people across the Territories living in remote communities such as the James Bay Coast have to spend over half of their income on food in order to meet basic nutritional requirements. For example, Mushkegowuk territory is serviced by only one grocery store...

Corporate Accountability on Sustainability

Canadians for a Sustainable Society | Ottawa | August 17, 2016 | The corporate business model for International trade, as it is now, is not sustainable nor respectful of human dignity and environmental sustainability. As John Erik Meyer...

HRM considering transit-friendly changes for busy roads

The Signal | Halifax | Feb 2, 2018 | The Halifax Regional Municipality is moving forward with plans for changes to some of its busiest streets, and community members are letting their concerns be heard....

Hal-Con 2017: A Recap

The Dalhousie Gazette | Halifax | Oct 3, 2017