APTN Investigates is the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada. The show offers viewers hard-hitting investigative reports and stories that change lives. Produced by award-winning journalists, APTN Investigates is committed to seeking the truth for our people.

Paul Barnsley Paul Barnsley Executive Producer
Paul has been described by the Ryerson Review of Journalism as “one of Canada’s best Aboriginal affairs investigative reporters.” He won the Journalists for Human Rights annual Lifetime Achievement award in 2016. Prior to joining APTN, Paul served as national news editor/senior writer for Windspeaker, an Edmonton-based Aboriginal news publication distributed nationally. His stint with Windspeaker began in 1997, after nearly five years with the Six Nations weekly newspaper Tekawennake.
Cullen Crozier Cullen Crozier Producer
Cullen Crozier is a producer with APTN Investigates based out of Victoria B.C. Cullen’s work focuses on injustices facing Indigenous people in Canada. He has reported on the forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan, the forgotten residential school survivors of Newfoundland and Labrador and the ongoing child welfare crisis in Ontario. His work has been recognized by the Michener Foundation, the Canadian Association of Journalists, Amnesty International, the Sidney Hillman Foundation, the Native American Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Josh Grummett Josh Grummett Associate Producer
Josh has worked in journalism and broadcasting in Winnipeg since 2003, and has been with APTN Investigates since 2010. An alumnus of the Creative Communications program at Red River College, Josh brings years of behind-the-scenes video and audio production experience to APTN’s investigative news unit.
Christopher Read Christopher Read Investigative Reporter
Christopher is proud of his deep roots in the place we now call Winnipeg, which connect him to the early days of the Red River Settlement. A graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program, Chris also has a degree in English from the University of Manitoba. In 2014 he produced the documentary Alice and Kevin - which screened at imagineNative. He started at APTN Investigates in June of 2018.
Kenneth Jackson Kenneth Jackson Investigative Reporter
Kenneth Jackson is an investigative reporter in Ottawa with over 20 years of experience in the journalism industry. He has a proven track record of producing impactful and compelling stories that inform, educate and challenge the public and the authorities. Jackson's work covers a range of topics, from politics and corruption to social justice and human rights. He's known to dig in. After the deaths of four First Nation teen girls in care, he spent the next five years reporting on the child welfare system in Ontario, uncovering systemic issues and injustices affecting Indigenous children and families. The investigative work earned multiple awards, including the prestigious 2020 Michener Award for public service journalism with Cullen Crozier.
Brittany Guyot Brittany Guyot Investigative Reporter
Brittany grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a member of Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation. She continues her studies at University of Winnipeg and has a keen interest in justice reporting. In 2019, she was selected as the third recipient of the CAJ/APTN Indigenous Investigative Fellowship and is now an Investigative Reporter with APTN Investigates.
Tom Fennario Tom Fennario Video Journalist
Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. In 2019 Tom became the producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.
Rob Smith Rob Smith Video Journalist
Rob is a member of the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation from Kingcome Inlet BC. He’s been a part of APTN National news since 2005, Rob brings to APTN almost twenty years of broadcast experience. He joined Investigates in 2013 and has covered protests, land claims and the fentanyl crisis. His cinematography was nominated in 2016 for a Canadian Screen Award.
Tamara Pimentel Tamara Pimentel Video Journalist
Tamara is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a diploma in interactive media arts at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and has worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit. Tamara was hired by APTN in 2016 as a camera/editor and is now a video journalist back in Winnipeg.