APTN is committed to the development of Indigenous media professionals across Canada. An APTN Scholarship helps First Nation, Inuit and Métis students in a post-secondary program leading to full-time employment in a television or filmmaking career.
Here are the APTN Scholarship Program recipients to date. Each student was awarded a scholarship valued at $2,000 to support their academic and/or living costs.
2017 Scholarship Recipients
Jamie has roots in southern Ontario and is part of the Raizenne Métis family. She is an intern at CBC North in Yellowknife and is currently finishing her Bachelor of Communications with a major in Journalism at MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB. Jamie’s passionate about telling stories that matter to Indigenous Peoples and her goal is to become a news anchor.
A noteworthy achievement is that she recently had her political, feminist research on Stephen Harper’s 2015 speeches published by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications.
Jamie says an APTN Scholarship will help her focus on studying and developing her skills as a journalist. She will be moving to the Northwest Territories to report on issues affecting the communities there, and working towards becoming a mobile journalist, because that allows them to tell stories that may otherwise be inaccessible.
Trevor’s mother is from the Cowichan Tribes First Nation off the coast of Vancouver Island, while his father is from Doig River First Nation. Growing up in northern British Columbia with four siblings, Trevor spent a majority of his youth visiting his parents’ communities and other communities in the area. He is in his second year at Ryerson University, studying journalism and public relations, with a focus on a career in business reporting.
Whether it be it in the areas of finance or health, Trevor’s passion for Indigenous issues stems from an interest in his heritage.
APTN is proud to present this opportunity to other students across Canada who plan on exploring their passion for television or filmmaking. The network will be announcing its next offering of scholarships in spring 2018.