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APTN marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with ‘powerful, poignant’ lineup

September 30, 2021

On Sept. 30, for the first time in this country’s history, Canadians will observe a statutory holiday in honour of residential school survivors, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Honouring Indigenous survivors, families and communities for the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021

As the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDT&R) approaches, APTN and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) would like to invite all Canadians to honour residential school survivors and reflect on the lasting impact of the residential school system on Indigenous Peoples.

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Celebrate 25 years of National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 15, 2021

APTN Indigenous Day Live 2021 brings a joyous celebration of the 25th National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) to screens across Canada on June 20, 2021, showcasing Indigenous Peoples’ long heritage and lively, diverse cultures.

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APTN’s new awareness campaign seeks to revitalize Indigenous languages

June 14, 2021

APTN’s language revitalization campaign Speak With Pride launched on March 31, 2021, on National Indigenous Languages Day. The nation-wide interactive engagement platform encourages Indigenous Peoples to speak their language with pride.

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Coming this spring to APTN

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 

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APTN unveils two newly-created programming positions

May 4, 2021

This article was originally published in Playback on March 17, 2021. 

Adam Garnet Jones will join the organization as director of TV content and special events, while director of marketing Lisa Ducharme has moved over to the programming side.

 

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APTN broadcast of NHL games in Plains Cree on hold for 2021

February 11, 2021

APTN has carefully weighed the possibility of producing NHL games in Plains Cree again this year. Unfortunately, given the challenges of COVID protocols around logistics and travel, we’ve made the decision to stay on the bench this season.

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Coming this winter to APTN

December 24, 2020

APTN is thrilled to share its holiday lineup and winter programming, filled with diverse and original content. Watch out for new series, seasons and specials that are sure to entertain and educate over the colder months.

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Chuck Hughes Speaks about His Culinary Travels in Turtle Island

December 24, 2020

Chuck Hughes is a well-known chef, TV personality and co-owner of top Montreal restaurants. He has embarked on a new adventure with Chuck and the First Peoples’ Kitchen, where he visits Indigenous communities and learns about their culinary arts. APTN sat down with Chuck to chat about his experience creating the show.

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IDL Winter Solstice artists shine onstage and offstage

December 21, 2020

This fall, the recording sessions of APTN Indigenous Day Live Winter Solstice brought together musicians of all stripes. Artists recorded in Winnipeg, Halifax, Montreal and remote locations in preparation for the broadcasts airing December 21-25 on APTN.

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Celebrate the winter solstice with APTN!

December 21, 2020

In belated honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, APTN invites you to illuminate the night with a unique adaptation of APTN Indigenous Day Live (IDL).

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For APTN chief executive Monika Ille, leadership means honouring her Nation’s history

November 25, 2020

This piece was originally published in The Globe and Mail on Nov. 22, 2020 as part of the publication’s “Indigenous Leaders” series. 

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Indigenous Journalists Expose Anti-Indigenous Ideologies

October 29, 2020

On Sept. 25, 2020, APTN, The Guardian Australia, High Country News and the Texas Observer released a collaborative investigative project called “The Anti-Indigenous Handbook.”

 

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This fall on APTN

September 21, 2020

APTN is excited to announce its fall 2020 schedule – a season filled with authentic new educational programming and the latest seasons of returning favourites.

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Opinion: Canada’s ‘other’ national broadcaster deserves our praise

September 14, 2020

APTN started with a radical idea: that Indigenous peoples must tell their own stories, to empower us to design our own ways of articulating who we are, why we are here, and where we are going if we are to truly self-determine.

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Join APTN in Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 15, 2020

Tune into the Summer Solstice Concert on June 21 and Concert du solstice d’été on June 22 for a virtual celebration in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Innovating Indigenous Storytelling: APTN lumi Streams our Stories

May 1, 2020

Launched in the fall of 2019, this streaming platform gives viewers unprecedented access to programming made by, for and about Indigenous Peoples.

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Q&A with TRIBAL Creator, Ron Scott

April 2, 2020

APTN chatted with Ron E. Scott, director/creator/showrunner of the hit show Blackstone to discuss his APTN crime-drama TRIBAL.

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