Watch: CBC New Indigenous Voices info session

CBC New Indigenous Voices

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Questions about our program, CBC New Indigenous Voices? Watch our Q&A webinar recapping what to expect from the program and how to apply.

Hosted by program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill, CBC New Indigenous Voices alumna Desiree Brightnose shares her experience in the program. Sarah and Desiree (with the help of program alumna Cheyenne Bruneau), answer questions from potential applicants. The info session was recorded on Monday, March 14.

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a full-time, 14-week online training program for up to 10 Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. There is no fee to apply or participate and students receive minimum wage throughout the entire program.


Application deadline is April 8. Apply now!


CBC New Indigenous Voices training sessions take place online, culminating in a final podcast project and a six-week internship placement. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.

Emerging Indigenous creators who want to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on workplace and production experience are encouraged to apply. Six places are guaranteed for applicants living in Manitoba, and up to four places are available for applicants outside Manitoba.

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CBC New Indigenous Voices 2021 was funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), Telefilm Canada; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Supporters IATSE Local 856, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Film Training Manitoba; Service Sponsors iSplice Films, Final Draft. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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