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Joel Ballard

Joel is a soon-to-be graduate of the journalism program at BCIT. He is interested in telling stories that reflect a wide array of voices from across the country.

"Les Filles Du Roi" shines spotlight on Indigenous history

“A lot of people have never heard the stories. They don't know some of these histories, especially when we're looking so far back.”