CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships

Encouraging Indigenous voices and issues in the media

The CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships are offered to two Indigenous journalists with one to ten years of experience to explore an issue of interest, while being hosted for one month at the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. The award aims to foster better comprehension of Indigenous issues in Canada’s major media and community outlets.

Successful applicants will:

• Spend one month (June, September or October, 2023) with the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. This may be offered as a remote experience. (www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous).

• Have a training stipend of $4,000, all associated travel and accommodation, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses, provided by The Canadian Journalism Foundation.

• Write or produce an article/piece or series upon completion of their fellowship opportunity, which will be considered for publication or broadcast by CBC News.

The recipient will be selected by a jury. All arrangements for the award assignment will be made in consultation with award winners.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2023.

Judging Methodology

The judging panel consists of four to eight jurors who review all submitted entries through an online portal, rank the entries and then attend a meeting with their rankings to agree upon the recipients of the award. The recipients are announced in April or May, and are recognized at the annual CJF Awards virtual ceremony in June 2023.

For information, contact:

Natalie Turvey

President and Executive Director

The Canadian Journalism Foundation

nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca

THE CJF THANKS THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT

INDIVIDUAL DONOR
ISABEL BASSETT, Former Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation and former chair and CEO of TVO

PAST RECIPIENTS
Click the links to read about each fellowship experience.

2022
Renée Lilley, Erin Blondeau

2021

Riley Yesno, Shayla Sayer-Brabant

2020
Sean Vanderklis, Karl Dockstader

2019
Charnel Anderson
Logan Perley

2018
Jasmine Kabatay
Ntawnis Piapot
2017
Lenard Monkman
Julian Brave NoiseCat 
2016
Stephanie Cram
Trevor Jang

2015
Nikki Wiart
Wawmeesh G. Hamilton

2014
Chantelle Bellrichard


The fellows will receive a training stipend of $4,000. All associated travel and accommodation, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses will also be provided by the CJF.