Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: CJF Lifetime Achievement Award honouree Dan David

Thaioronióhte Dan David is the recipient of The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of launching the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s (APTN) news service, the world’s first national Indigenous-led news network and for his life-long support of journalism initiatives around the world. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) annually recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada.

This year’s honouree is Dan David.

Hailing from Kanehsatà:ke, among other achievements, David was the founding news director of APTN, has worked across the country with CBC Radio and Television, and has trained journalists abroad in Indonesia, Azerbaijan, and post-apartheid South Africa.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, David talks about his journalism journey, why the Oka crisis was a personal turning point, and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous journalists.

David will be honoured at the CJF Awards virtual ceremony on June 9 at 7 p.m. ET. To sign up to watch the free virtual event, visit the CJF Awards page.


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