Aaron Hemens in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 2022. Photo by Jayde Lavoie

Aaron Hemens is a journalist with IndigiNews. He is a settler of Filipino and European ancestry, living as a guest in unceded syilx homelands in kiʔlawnaʔ (Kelowna), Canada.

His pictures and stories have been published in the Globe and Mail, HuffPost, APTN News, Vancouver Sun, Inuvik Drum, and more.

He won gold in the best photo-journalism category for the 2022 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and was named as a finalist for three Ma Murray Community News media awards in 2021.

Aaron is an alumnus of Carleton University’s School of Journalism, and was named as the recipient of the Mitch Jacobson Memorial Award in Photo-Journalism in 2018.

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