March 16, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) congratulates Tanya Tagaq, winner of the 2015 JUNO Awards – Aboriginal Album of the Year Award for Animism. The prestigious award was presented to Tagaq at the 2015 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards held at the Hamilton Convention Centre on Saturday, March 14.
Originally from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and of Inuk heritage, Tanya Tagaq is world renowned and an icon with recent Canadian music industry nods that started in 2014. Last September, Animism was on the radar when she received the prestigious 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Tagaq’s innovative approach has produced her hallmark genre of modern Inuit throat singing, and being a JUNO Award winner places her work among the nation’s most recognized music makers.
APTN is a proud sponsor of the 2015 JUNO Awards – Aboriginal Album of the Year Award that celebrates the achievements of outstanding Aboriginal artists who significantly inspire and contribute to the growth and development of our music and cultures. Tagaq also brought her spellbinding performance to Winnipeg and to the rest of Canada, when she was part of the lineup for APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live concert – broadcast on the network – in June 2013.
September 1, 2014, marked the 15-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at www.aptn.ca