NAJA hosts Into the Broken Trust Investigation roundtable Sept. 17

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature the APTN Investigates team and their coverage of the systemic abuse of Indigenous women 

The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The NAJA Roundtable series aims to examine the challenges and best practices for reporting these stories.

Into the Broken Trust Investigation will take a behind the scenes look at a story by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network investigative team that uncovered systemic abuse of Indigenous youth, and led to an independent inquiry into police practices. 

The roundtable panelists include:

  • Holly Moore – APTN Investigates producer, and former associate producer with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Manitoba I-team where she produced nation-wide projects for CBC’s Indigenous Unit
  • Brittany Guyot (Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation) – Investigative Reporter, APTN Investigates
  • Mary Annette Pember (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) – Former president and executive director of NAJA, and independent writer and photographer whose work has focused on Native peoples with an emphasis on issues affecting Native women

Moderated by Francine Compton (Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation), treasurer of NAJA and executive show producer of APTN National News.

NAJA will host the roundtable and live Q&A at 4 pm CT on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, via Zoom. Participants may register in advance here. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

The recording will also be available on the NAJA website and NAJA YouTube channel.

NAJA will develop additional roundtables, which will focus on the challenges and best practices for reporting on Indigenous people, communities and issues. Members may pitch roundtable suggestions through the online form here

The roundtable series is supported by the following sponsors: 

  • Democracy Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Google News Initiative
  • Knight Foundation 
  • TEGNA Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation


About NAJA

The Native American Journalists Association serves more than 700 members, including media professionals working in tribal, freelance, independent and mainstream news outlets, as well as academia and students covering Indigenous communities and representing tribal nations from across North America.