May 17, 2021
APTN is delighted to invite our audiences to tune in to our new and exciting spring programming. As the weather starts to heat up, so does our schedule!
This new programming explores the power of community, determination, Indigenous traditions and the many ways that Indigenous Peoples are sharing their cultures. Like all our programming, this spring lineup continues to encourage healthy conversations about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, shines a spotlight on their history, stories and cultures and paves the path towards reconciliation.
Spring 2021 programming
- Friday Night Thunder (Premiered May 7, 2021)
- Going Native (Premiered May 9, 2021)
- Merchants of the Wild II (Premiered May 11, 2021 in Mi’kmaq and May 15, 2021 in English)
- Sans Réserve II (Premiered May 10, 2021)
- Yukon Harvest (Premiered May 8, 2021 in English and premieres May 20, 2021 in Tutchone)
Friday Night Thunder is a fast-paced documentary series that explores the minds and lives of Indigenous racecar drivers and their families as they compete in one of the most dangerous forms of grassroots dirt track racing. Watch seasoned pros, such as Glenn Styres, burn some rubber alongside up-and-coming stars, such as Derek Miller.
Going Native follows the adventures of humourist and author Drew Hayden Taylor as he explores and analyzes stereotypes, traditions and contemporary aspects of Indigenous life. On his journey, Drew learns about contemporary Indigenous art, the new practices of cutting-edge Indigenous architects, Indigenous spirituality and much more.
Merchants of the Wild II continues the adventure in its second season. This exciting series looks at the trials and tribulations faced by a group of Indigenous adventurers as they head out on a 25-day journey where they learn to live off the land and depend on another.
Sans Réserve II offers up more though-provoking conversations and powerful guests in its second season. This French-language series lifts the veil on Indigenous and non-Indigenous personalities who have a profound social, political and cultural impact. Host Charles Bender facilitates fascinating conversations with amazing guests such as Boucar Diouf, Denis Coderre, Michel Jean and many more in this unique series.
Yukon Harvest is a brand-new series that chronicles the adventures of Indigenous hunting guides as they traverse the wilds of the Yukon. Some of the guides are seasoned veterans, others are unfamiliar with the practice and are attempting to reconnect with their roots.