"CBC indigenous staff read real comments from CBCNews.ca" open comment thread

This week CBC News has temporarily closed comments on indigenous stories.

It was not an easy decision to make. It took a lot of deliberation, including extensive discussion among managers and indigenous staff members.

As Brodie Fenlon, our acting director of digital news, said, "We don't want violations of our guidelines by a small minority of our commenters to derail our good work or alienate our audience."

Now CBC management has tasked a group of indigenous and non-indigenous staff members to develop guidelines and suggestions for reopening comments in the future.

Well if the CBC doesn't want to listen to you, that's okay. I do! Presenting an open comment thread below. Discuss the positives and negatives. No censorship and no login required.