Local Journalism Initiative
In some parts of Canada, residents do not have access to journalistic information about community issues and institutions through local newspapers, community radio, television or other news media. These gaps in coverage mean that citizens do not have necessary information about news, issues and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives.
The Local Journalism Initiative aims to change that.

Judging Panel

Cheryl McKenzie

Executive Director – News and Current Affairs
APTN

Cheryl McKenzie has been part of APTN National News and current affairs for eighteen years as Reporter, Host/Producer, Executive Producer and now Executive Director. APTN has served Indigenous Peoples in Canada as well as Canadian audiences, for over two decades. Steadfastly adhering to its mission: “to share our Peoples’ journey, celebrate our cultures, inspire our children and honour the wisdom of our Elders.” Cheryl is Cree and Anishinaabe with roots in the Peguis First Nation and the Hollow Water First Nation.

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
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