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Duncan McCue

Host, CBC

Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue is the host of  KUPER ISLAND, an eight-part podcast on residential schools for CBC Podcasts.

McCue's been with CBC News for over two decades. In addition to hosting CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP and HELLUVA STORY on CBC and CBC Listen, he's been a longstanding correspondent for CBC's flagship news show, THE NATIONAL.

His work has received many accolades, including New York Festival Radio, RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism. In 2017, he was presented with an Indspire Award for Public Service.

McCue is also an educator, currently teaching journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa. He's the author of a textbook, Decolonizing Journalism: A Guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities, and The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir, which recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, and a Southam Fellowship at Massey College/University of Toronto in 2020. Before becoming a journalist, McCue studied English at the University of King's College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998. He holds an honourary doctorate from the University of King's College.

McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and proud father of two children.

Duncan McCue


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