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 BarnsleyExecutive 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.
Robert is an Indigenous storyteller, web developer, and filmmaker. Before joining APTN, he was a producer with CBC’s The Fifth Estate, Marketplace, The National, As It Happens and was also a staff reporter for the Toronto Star. He is a member of Misipawistik Cree Nation in Manitoba and a Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing his Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University.
John, a Mi’gmaw man from Eel Ground First Nation, grew up in southern Saskatchewan. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta. John was the CAJ/APTN inaugural investigative journalism fellow in spring 2017. His background also includes radio hosting and producing as well as reporting for APTN National News before joining APTN Investigates full time in late 2017.
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 is an investigative reporter in Ottawa, Ont. with more than two decades in the business. He got his start in community newspapers before joining the Ottawa Sun in 2007 where he worked the police beat. In 2011, Jackson joined APTN to break the Bruce Carson scandal. The former senior aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried using his contacts in the federal government to sign water deals with First Nations. The RCMP would charge Carson with influence peddling based on APTN’s reporting. The case would make it all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, which upheld his conviction in 2018. In recent years, Jackson has focused, almost exclusively, on the child welfare system in Ontario. The work has earned multiple awards, including the 2020 Michener Award.
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.
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.
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.
Cullen Crozier is an award winning investigative journalist. He joined APTN News in 2008 and has worked for APTN Investigates since 2012. His documentaries have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, ECPAT Canada, Amnesty International, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.