Investigates | Podcast
APTN Investigates is the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada, offering viewers hard-hitting reports and stories.
Produced by award-winning journalists, APTN Investigates is committed to seeking the truth for our people.
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The Elder Gap – Part 1
APTN Investigates reporter Brittany Guyot examines long-term care for Indigenous people in Canada.
Through that lens, she examines Winnipeg’s KeKiNan Centre beset by security concerns, lack of medical attention and gaps in accountability.
Lee Wilson | February 19, 2021
Death in Custody – Part 2
Indigenous people in Canada are over represented in every area of the justice system. And in Prince George, they are dying in cells.
Reporter Lee Wilson examines why death in custody happens so often in Prince George’s RCMP detachment.
Lee Wilson | February 12, 2021
Death in Custody – Part 1
Three Indigenous people have died while in custody in Prince George’s RCMP detachment over the last three years.
APTN’s Lee Wilson speaks to the families of two of the men who died, as they search for answers with not much progress.
Lee Wilson | February 5, 2021
The Death Report – Part 2
Since 2013, 178 Indigenous children have died in connection to Ontario’s child welfare system – with 147 of those children tied to First Nations child welfare agencies.
How did we get to this point? Cullen Crozier and Kenneth Jackson continue their look at the child welfare system in Ontario.
Cullen Crozier & Kenneth Jackson | December 11, 2020
The Death Report – Part 1
Three sisters gone in seven months, with one surviving sister left to tell their story.
Robyn-Lee Mathers’ sisters had deep ties to Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, but Sacha Raven Bob never made it out alive.
Cullen Crozier & Kenneth Jackson | December 4, 2020
A Life Sentence – Part 2
Could Odelia Quewezance have been charged with second-degree murder in error? Her co-convicted cousin who was a minor back in the 1990s, maintains he copped to the terrible murder and insists to this day that she had nothing to do with it.
High-profile prison advocates say her case needs to be re-examined in the context of rural Saskatchewan racism and even a homegrown “satanic panic.”
Holly Moore & John Murray | November 27, 2020
A Life Sentence – Part 1
A Saulteaux woman says she was wrongfully convicted for murder and is fighting for her freedom after spending more than 25 years in prison.
In A Life Sentence – Part 1, John Murray and Holly Moore share the story of Odelia Quewezance, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 1994.
John Murray & Holly Moore | November 20, 2020
Racism Lives Here Too – Part 2
In 2020 the global conversation around racism has gained momentum. In Racism Lives Here Too, Trina Roache looks at the Mi’kmaq and Black experience in Nova Scotia.
Struggles over land, rights and justice and tensions around identity for people with deep ties in both communities.
Trina Roache | November 13, 2020
Racism Lives Here Too – Part 1
Racism has made headlines around the world throughout 2020.
In Nova Scotia, racism has shaped the history of Mi’kmaw and Black people for over 400 years.
In APTN Investigates: Racism Lives Here Too, Trina Roache explores that shared history and what it looks like today.
Trina Roache | November 6, 2020
Power – Part 2
Ecosystems damaged, and a way of life vanished. In Part 2 of Power, APTN Investigates reporter Christopher Read visits Pimicikamak to hear from the people there who aren’t quitting their fight for better treatment by Manitoba Hydro.
Christopher Read | October 30, 2020
Power – Part 1
Harnessing the power of rivers to generate electricity with hydroelectric dams is often thought of as a clean and green engineering marvel. But the negative impacts of hydro generation on ecosystems and the people who harvest from those ecosystems is the part of the story that doesn’t get mentioned in the glossy brochure.
In Part 1 of APTN Investigates: Power – Christopher Read travels to South Indian Lake, Manitoba once one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America.
Christopher Read | October 23, 2020
Burning Down the House – Part 2
We don’t have to wait till we surpass the level of global warming scientists are warning us about to note climate change is already wreaking havoc. Inuit communities have been dealing with the loss of arctic ice for decades.
Hunters lives and livelihoods are put at risk and people are recovering emotionally and physically from extraordinary weather events. Reporter Rob Smith heads way up north for the story.
Rob Smith | October 16, 2020
Burning Down the House – Part 1
Humanity has a little over a decade left before passing a dire milepost – a 1.5 degree rise in the average global temperature. At the present rate we will hit that mark sometime in the 2030s. That would be disastrous for humankind. But the science is clear.
In Part 1, Rob Smith delves into wildfires in Telegraph Creek and the people whose lives were changed forever.
Rob Smith | October 9, 2020