November 6, 2018

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the third Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2018.

This fellowship provides a 12-week, paid placement with APTN Investigates in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the winter or spring of 2019. During this time, the recipient is expected to produce a full-length piece of original, investigative journalism that will air on APTN Investigates, the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada.

The fellowship recipient will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the CAJ and an invitation to #CAJ19 National Conference. The finished piece will be screened to the conference delegates and followed by a panel discussion.

Who should apply?

Journalists of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who are eligible to work in Canada and have a minimum of three years’ professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.

What should be included in the application?
– A reporting plan, no more than 750 words and laying out the story pitch – including its topic, potential impact, draft timeline, how the applicant expects to tell the story, and why they are the best person to tell it;
– A résumé of no more than two pages;
– Up to three work samples – preferably broadcast clips provided via links or PDFs of print work;
– Up to three letters of reference.

More information on the program and selection criteria is available here.


The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing about 600 members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.


APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. APTN is a respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America. Sharing our stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages, to approximately 11 million Canadian TV subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment through multiple platforms.

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For further information contact:
Karen Pugliese, CAJ President, (204) 995-1071

Pamela Vernaus, APTN Communications Coordinator, (204) 947-9331 ext. 499