August 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced its fall 2016 schedule today, highlighting a slate of new original series, returning favorites and thought-provoking documentaries – launching on September 5.

  • Mohawk Girls, Season 4- What does it mean to be a modern Mohawk women? Sashay with four young women on their comedic and drama filled adventures. Always light­ hearted, sexy and fun!
  • Wentworth, Season 4 – Award-winning prison drama series from Australia; observe an intriguing and intricate environment of female relationships focused on
  • The Cleaner – Drama series inspired by a true story. Follow a recovering addict and his team as they help people kick their own dependence, in unconventional ways.
  • Taken – An all new, hard-hitting, true crime documentary series focusing on solving the mysteries behind Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous woman and
  • Moosemeat & Marmalade, Season 2- Documentary series cooks up new ingredients that lead to new adventures. Explore contrasting culinary cultures and traditions with two very different hunter/chefs.

This upcoming fall, new and loyal fans of Mohawk Girls and The Other Side will have their viewing enhanced with new digital experiences.

  • Mohawk Girls returns with SSEX (Second Screen Experience) to entice users with entertaining show quotes, character profiles, polls and quizzes, as well as video clips and photo galleries
  • Beyond The Other Side App, an interactive quiz with live, stunning imagery that will invite people to answer questions about their beliefs in the paranormal and

French and Aboriginal language programming  will also premiere  on Canada’s only independent Aboriginal network. Cle du studio  gathers guest musicians and gives them keys to a recording studio along with complete freedom of creation. From the North, Qanurli? launches into its fifth season filled with comedic charm and social/political issues broadcast in lnuktitut.

Be sure to tune in every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. for the colossal APTN Movies lineup. See ap tn.ca/ movies for the star-studded details!

APTN’s fall 2016 season kicks off September 5. Discover the full programming lineup below, or visit aptn.ca/ schedule !

APTN PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR FALL 2016

NEW SERIES

THE CLEANER (APTN PREMIERE DRAMA)

Unconventional, illegal and edgy! After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions, William (Benjamin Bratt) and his team help people get clean from their own dependence on sex, drugs, alcohol and gambling by any means necessary .

aptn e        Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET          premieres September 7

aptn w       Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. MT         premieres September 7

aptn n       Sundays at 9:00 p.m. CT                  premieres   September 11

aptn hd    Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET           premieres September 7

See a series photo.

Visit  the show page.

NEW SEASONS

MOHAWK GIRLS, SEASON 4 (WORLD PREMIERE DRAMEDY)

Mohawk Girls is light-hearted, sexy and fun. But it’s also honest, real and poignant – Mohawk style!

aptn e       Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET          premieres October 25

aptn w      Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. MT        premieres October 25

aptn n       Sundays at 10:30 p.m. CT        premieres  October 30

aptn hd     Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET        premieres October 25

See a series photo.

Visit the show page.

WENTWORTH, SEASON 4 (APTN PREMIERE PRISON DRAMA)

A prison of women striving to survive in pressure cooker environment. Brimming with misfits and rebels, rivalries and power struggles, unlikely friendships and allegiances.

aptn e       Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET         premieres September 6

aptn w      Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. MT       premieres September 6

aptn n       Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. CT        premieres September 6

aptn hd     Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 6

See a series photo.

Visit the show page.

MOOSEMEAT & MARMALADE, SEASON 2 (WORLD PREMIERE DOC SERIES)

From muskrat, porcupine and urchin to goose, join two very different hunter/chefs – one Canadian Cree and one Brit/European – to explore contrasting cultures and traditions through the way we access, cook and present our food.

aptn e       Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET        premieres September 7

aptn w      Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. MT       premieres September 7

aptn hd     Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 7

Back-to-back episodes

aptn n  Thursdays at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. CT   premieres September 8

Split up episodes

See a series photo.

Visit the show page.

THE OTHER SIDE, SEASON 3 (WORLD PREMIERE DOC SERIES)

Follow a team of paranormal investigators with the guidance of an Elder, who seek the truth behind Canada’s real life ghost stories.

aptn e       Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET      premieres October 27

aptn w      Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. MT     premieres October 27

aptn hd    Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET      premieres October 27

Back-to-back episodes

aptn n    Fridays at 12:30 p.m. CT and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. CT   premieres October 28

Split up episodes

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NEW ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES

TAKEN (WORLD PREMIERE)

Riveting, spine-chilling, important television, Taken confronts, head-on, the national epidemic of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous  women and girls. APTN will be co-broadcasting Taken with CBC.

aptn e       Fridays at 7:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 9

aptn w      Fridays at 7:00 p.m. MT      premieres September 9

aptn n       Fridays at 7:00 p.m. CT       premieres September 9

aptn hd     Fridays at 7:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 9

Back-to-back episodes

See a series photo.

Visit the show page.

MOHAWK IRONWORKERS (WORLD PREMIERE)

Come celebrate the steely determination of “the best ironworkers on the planet.” Mohawk lronworkers uses a mixture of dramatic “high steel” footage, and archival material, as they face the reality of one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet.

aptn e        Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET             premieres September 6

aptn w       Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. MT            premieres September 6

aptn n       Wednesdays at 12:30 a.m. CT      premieres September 7

aptn hd     Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET             premieres September 6

Visit the show page.

WILD ARCHAEOLOGY (WORLD PREMIERE)

Exciting never-before-seen adventures into Canada’s ancient Aboriginal past that is scattered, fragmented and could be lost forever. Twelve thousand years of human inhabitation vividly brought to life.

aptn e         Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET         premieres September 6

aptn w        Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. MT        premieres September 6

aptn n        Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. CT       premieres September 10

aptn hd      Tuesdays at 7:30p.m. ET          premieres September 6

Visit the show page.

KONNECTED.TV (WORLD PREMIERE)

Follow Pakesso Mukash on his quest into Indigenous cultures across the Americas to find a young generation of “tradition keepers” who awaken others to find a place for themselves in a modern world.

aptn e       Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET       premieres November 2

aptn w      Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. MT      premieres November 2

aptn n       Fridays at 1:00 p.m. CT                premieres November 4

aptn hd     Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET      premieres November 2

Back-to-back episodes

FRENCH LANGUAGE SERIES

CLE DU STUDIO (FRENCH WORLD PREMIERE MUSIC & VARIETY SERIES)

Guest musicians are given the keys to a recording studio for an informal jam. The intimate setting and freedom of creation give way to moving confidences and magical moments.

aptn e       Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET      premieres September 5

aptn hd     Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET      premieres September 5

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MOTETAN MAMO (FRENCH WORLD PREMIERE DOC SERIES)

The Atikamekw are relatively unknown nation to Canadians. The two live different realities but they face similar challenges and issues. Motetan Mamo (Walking Together) will take you on an unfamiliar journey to familiar places.

aptn e       Mondays at 7:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 5

aptn hd    Mondays at 7:00 p.m. ET       premieres September 5

Visit the show page.

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE SERIES

QANURLI?, SEASON 5 (INUKTITUT WORLD PREMIERE YOUTH SERIES)

Unpredictable, hilarious and fun! This lnuktitut comedy show puts a playful and humorous spin on political, social and traditional issues relevant to the Inuit.

aptn n   Mondays at 7:00 p.m. CT     premieres September 5

Back-to-back episodes

Visit the show page.

URBAN NATIVE GIRL (DENE WORLD PREMIERE LIFESTYLE SERIES)

Join Aboriginal fashionista, Lisa Charleyboy, as she follows her dream of transforming her online fashion blog into a glossy print magazine.

aptn e     Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. ET    premieres September 6

aptn w   Mondays at 7:00 a.m. MT      premieres September 12

aptn n    Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. CT       premieres September 6

aptn hd  Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. ET    premieres September 6

Back-to-back episodes

Visit the show page.

MOTETAN MAMO (ATIKAMEKW WORLD PREMIERE DOC SERIES)

The Atikamekw are relatively unknown nation to Canadians. The two live different realities but they face similar challenges and issues. Motetan Mamo (Walking Together) will take you on an unfamiliar journey to familiar places.

aptn e      Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. ET       premieres September 8

aptn w     Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. MT      premieres September 8

aptn n      Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. CT       premieres September 8

aptn hd    Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. CT Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. ET         premieres September 8

Back-to-back episodes

Visit the show page.

LA VIE EST HOCKEY (ATIKAMEKW WORLD PREMIERE DOC SERIES)

Follow eight minor hockey players from different Aboriginal  communities  in Quebec, on their ultimate quest the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship.

aptn e        Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. ET        premieres September 8

aptn w       Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. MT       premieres September 8

aptn n        Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. CT        premieres September 8

aptn hd      Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. ET        premieres September 8

Back-to-back episodes

Visit the show page.

APTN KIDS

LOUIS SAYS, SEASON 2 (CREE WORLD PREMIERE ANIMATED SERIES)

Follow the adventures of six-year-old boy Randy as he joins Louis, an Elder, on his mission to help people in his community. Completing meaningful tasks together, Louis reinforces important values while teaching Randy new words in Dene.

aptn e         Sundays at 8:25 a.m. ET       premieres   September 11

aptn w        Sundays at 8:25 a.m. MT     premieres   September 11

aptn n         Sundays at 7:32 a.m. CT      premieres   September 11

aptn hd       Sundays at 8:25 a.m. ET     premieres   September 11

Visit the show page.

ABOUT APTN:

September 1, 2016, will mark 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

For further information about APTN or image requests, contact:
Jacqueline Jubinville
Manager of Communications, APTN
(204) 947-9331, ext. 339
jjubinville@aptn.ca