October 6, 2016
Winnipeg, Manitoba – The award-winning APTN National News revealed its 2016 fall schedule today, exploring beyond the national headlines and asking the tough questions. Providing unprecedented perspectives, the APTN News team will continue to raise the bar for national news and current affairs.
- APTN Laughing Drum – A panel discussion between Michael Hutchinson and a number of grassroots, Aboriginal Peoples—who just so happen to be comedians.
- APTN InFocus – Join APTN National News host Cheryl McKenzie as she hosts a one-hour live on-air interactive show, putting the news viewers want to see “in focus.”
- APTN Investigates – Canada’s first Aboriginal investigative news program. Host and producer Todd Lamirande and the reporting team dig deep, uncovering the stories that others won’t.
- APTN Face to Face – APTN National News host Michael Hutchinson goes head on with those in the headlines and those affected by the many problems facing Aboriginal urban and rural communities.
- APTN Nation to Nation – Meet the movers and shakers of policy in Canada and those trying to make change.
Discover the news stories relevant to Aboriginal Peoples and to the nation that will launch the new season below.
APTN Laughing Drum a panel discussion which allows our audience to hear grassroots opinions sprinkled with the teasing and humour that are a fundamental part of Aboriginal culture and critique.
Premiered October 4 – Airs every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT).
APTN InFocus will examine Indigenous resistance from across the nation, from Standing Rock, North Dakota, to British Columbia’s coastal waters, nations are standing up to protect their lands and water from industries that stand to threaten and destroy their cultural existence.
Premieres October 5– Airs every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET),
1:00 p.m. on aptn w (MT) and 2:00 p.m. on aptn n (CT).
APTN Nation to Nation follows the political bouncing ball. Find out what the government is up and how it effects First Nations, Inuit, and Métis across the country.
Premieres October 6– Airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT).
APTN Investigates returns for its 8th season. What impact will Site C Dam have on Treaty 8 Territory? Nearly half a century ago, an Ojibway community in Treaty 3 suffered devastating effects from mercury poisoning, new science says it can be cleaned up.
Premieres October 7– Airs every Friday at 6:30 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT).
Face to Face debuts its new season with former Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau, for a two-part interview.
Premieres October 11– Airs every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT).
APTN National News, hosted by Michael Hutchinson and Cheryl McKenzie, continues to cover stories others won’t, offering you comprehensive news coverage with an Aboriginal perspectives.
Airs weekdays at 6:00 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT)
Weekend edition on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on aptn e and aptn hd (ET), aptn w (MT) and aptn n (CT).
September 1, 2016, marked the 17-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 11 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
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