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CMG Elections 2016 – Candidate profile: Tina House

Candidate for President, APTN Branch

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Tina House has been a full-time Video Journalist for APTN National News BC Bureau since July of 2007. Since then she has been covering stories from the front lines of numerous protests, in-depth human-interest stories and breaking news.

In 2010 she received the Amnesty International – Human Rights Journalism Award for Canada for her work on a half news investigative story on ‘Missing Women.

Tina is a proud Metis born in Vancouver, BC. She is a former entrepreneur who operated her own Talent Agency, Video Production and Promotions Company appropriately called the House of Talent for 12 years before joining APTN.

Her career has also included public speaking, facilitating 100’s of workshops for youth interested in getting film and tv and publicity. As a documentarian – her films have screened world-wide at numerous film festivals and have won numerous awards.

Leadership runs deeply in her roots. Her late grandmother Anne House co-founded the BC Association of Non-Status Indians in 1969. It was an organization that fought for equal rights for Metis and non-status Indians in BC. Her late father Fred House became President in 1971 and grew the organization to over 70 chapters across BC and created housing, employment, training opportunities and advocacy for its members. Fred was President of numerous provincial political Metis organizations for the next 30 years.

“I want to become President of the CMG APTN Branch because I know first hand as an employee the challenges and safety concerns many of us have out in the field. I want to work for our members to ensure their needs are addressed and our rights as union members are recognized.”

 

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