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Coming this fall to APTN

September 2, 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. APTN is committed to revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures while providing learning opportunities for viewers through television.

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APTN and The Discourse launch IndigiNews, a new local journalism platform

May 5, 2020

APTN and The Discourse launch IndigiNews into the economic headwinds of COVID-19 with the goal of developing a new business model for independent Indigenous news.

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Dozens of additional Canadian artists, athletes and icons announced for historic STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE broadcast this Sunday

April 23, 2020

Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope and inspiration in a national salute to frontline workers combatting COVID-19 during the 90-minute show.

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STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE extends to 90 minutes as new broadcasters join the largest single-show broadcast event in Canadian history

April 22, 2020

After incredible response and interest, the previously announced all-Canadian special, STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE, has been extended to a 90-minute broadcast now airing 30 minutes earlier at 6:30 p.m.

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MEMBERTOU – WINNIPEG – WHITEHORSE
host 2020 APTN Indigenous Day Live celebrations across Canada

March 3, 2020

On Saturday, June 20, APTN will host the 14th edition of IDL for the very first time in a First Nation community: Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. IDL will also be returning to Winnipeg, Man., and Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Announcing the 2020 Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellow

February 10, 2020

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce Damian Frazee as the fourth recipient of the Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

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Sportsnet and APTN partner to broadcast more NHL games in Plains Cree over next three seasons

December 16, 2019

Following the historic first NHL broadcast in Plains Cree last season in conjunction with Rogers Hometown Hockey’s visit to Enoch Cree Nation, Sportsnet and APTN are expanding their partnership to deliver more games over the next three seasons.

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APTN and CAJ seeking Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellow

November 21, 2019

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the forth Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

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APTN releases results of the first-ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study

November 13, 2019

APTN has just published the first-ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study (NIMIS). This landmark Canadian study looked at the contributions made by the Indigenous music community and the impacts that this community has on the Canadian economy and on the social fabric of this country.

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APTN announces Monika Ille as new CEO

November 4, 2019

APTN is pleased to announce the selection of Monika Ille as the new CEO of the network. The announcement comes after a comprehensive national executive search process aimed at selecting a new leader for the national Indigenous television network.

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APTN rolls out fall programming and new streaming service APTN lumi

September 16, 2019

In celebration of its 20th anniversary on Sept. 1, 2019, APTN presents its Fall 2019 schedule and announces the launch of APTN lumi, an Indigenous-focused streaming service.

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APTN launches its very first national news program in French

August 15, 2019

A new national news program called Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN will debut Aug. 26, 2019 on APTN, the first Indigenous national television network in the world. The weekly program will air on aptn e in Eastern Canada, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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APTN announces new executive director of News and Current Affairs

July 22, 2019

APTN is excited to announce Cheryl McKenzie is the new executive director of News and Current Affairs. McKenzie is a proud Anishinaabe and Cree woman from Hollow Water and Peguis First Nations.

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Radio stations to broadcast APTN Indigenous Day Live throughout North America

June 11, 2019

Indigenous radio stations will broadcast concerts from the 13th annual APTN Indigenous Day Live on June 22, 2019. Communities across Canada and the U.S. can join in the largest celebration of Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day in a variety of ways.

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Hit APTN show, The Laughing Drum, is bringing the laughs to Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

May 24, 2019

March 12, 2019, Winnipeg, Man. – In a first for APTN, The Laughing Drum is making its debut at the world-renowned Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival on March 15, 2019. Two episodes will be recorded in front of a live audience

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Three cities, 20+ acts, One Great Gathering: 2019 APTN Indigenous Day Live lineup announced

May 16, 2019

On June 22, Turtle Island will rock across the nation as well-known artists and new emerging talent unite to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at APTN Indigenous Day Live (IDL).

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Winnipeg- Calgary- Whitehorse – APTN hosts 2019 Indigenous Day Live celebrations in three cities

April 18, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: Indigenous Day Live is almost here! On Saturday, June 22, APTN will host Indigenous Day Live in Winnipeg, Whitehorse and, for the very first time, Calgary.

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After 17 years of service, APTN CEO leaving the network to pursue new challenges

April 12, 2019

Jocelyn Formsma, APTN Chairperson announced today that Jean La Rose, APTN CEO, will be leaving the network on Dec. 31, 2019 to pursue new challenges. The announcement comes at a time that suits both the organization and its leader, given the recent renewal of the network’s licence for a five-year term.

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Media availability invite: Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast team, March 23

March 22, 2019

On Saturday, March 23, please join Sportsnet and APTN for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast. This will include in-person and conference call media availabilities with the Cree-language broadcast team, as well as APTN and Sportsnet spokespeople.

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Sportsnet and APTN team up to deliver first Cree-language NHL broadcast, March 24

March 14, 2019

Scoring a milestone for Canadian television history, Sportsnet and APTN are teaming up to deliver the first-ever NHL game in Plains Cree. The historic broadcast hits airwaves on Sunday, March 24, as the Montreal Canadiens meet the Carolina Hurricanes on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

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Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp

March 14, 2019

Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp

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APTN’s CAUTION: May Contain Nuts immerses fans in popular show with launch of VR comedy sketches

March 1, 2019

With the launch of season five of APTN’s CAUTION: May Contain Nuts comes an exciting experience for fans: six new virtual reality sketches featuring well-known characters and worlds from the popular sketch comedy series.

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APTN is conducting the first-ever National Indigenous Music Impact Study

January 8, 2019

APTN is conducting a National Indigenous Music Impact Study (NIMIS), the first of its kind in Canada. The study will look at the challenges and successes that the Indigenous music community faces, and will estimate the economic contributions and other impacts that this community has on Canada.

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APTN and CAJ seeking Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellow

November 6, 2018

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the third Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

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First Peoples Radio Inc. launches ELMNT FM in Toronto and Ottawa

October 24, 2018

First Peoples Radio Inc. (FPR) is proud to announce the launch of ELMNT FM, an urban radio entirely devoted to Indigenous Peoples. Listeners can tune-in at noon today to 95.7 FM in Ottawa and 106.5 FM in Toronto to discover The New Beat of Radio.

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APTN Investigates’ tenth season set to launch

September 20, 2018

Oct. 5 marks the beginning of Season 10 of APTN Investigates. The first and only Indigenous investigative news program in Canada, APTN Investigates now has more than 150 episodes to date. Founded in 2008 by veteran journalist Paul Barnsley, the half-hour show offers viewers hard-hitting investigative reports and stories that change lives.

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APTN’s First Contact premieres this September, takes six Canadians on an extraordinary journey through Indigenous Canada

August 15, 2018

APTN, in association with Animiki See Digital Productions, Nüman Films, and Indios Productions, announced today that it will premiere the documentary-series, FIRST CONTACT (3 X 60).

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Coming this fall to APTN

August 7, 2018

APTN announced its Fall 2018 schedule today, highlighting a slate of new original series, returning favourites and thought-provoking documentaries. The new season starts on Sept. 3.

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Award-winning journalist joins Dennis Ward as co-anchor of APTN National News

May 29, 2018

APTN’s award-winning investigative journalist Melissa Ridgen has been named co-host/producer for APTN National News and host of APTN’s interactive talk show InFocus. Ms. Ridgen will join Dennis Ward on the desk Monday, June 4th, 2018.

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More than 30 Indigenous artists – One Great Gathering – 2018 Indigenous Day Live lineup announced

May 22, 2018

On June 23, Turtle Island will be introduced to freshand award-winning talent from across the nation. Live and on location from Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa, APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (IDL) will showcase solo and collaborative performances bringing the nation together in celebration, proving once again that Indigenous culture and identity are thriving.

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Winnipeg – Toronto – Ottawa host the 2018 Indigenous Day Live celebrations

April 5, 2018

National Indigenous Peoples Day is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing —the largest national celebration in recognition of that day —Indigenous Day Live!

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NFB and APTN enter partnership to strengthen role of Indigenous Peoples and creators in the Canadian audiovisual industry

February 15, 2018

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and APTN announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will pool the organizations’ efforts and expertise in implementing protocols, programs, training and other initiatives aimed at strengthening relations with Indigenous Peoples and creators.

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Critically-acclaimed drama North of 60 returns to APTN

February 12, 2018

Several generations grew up watching the popular series North of 60 before it left the TV screen a little over a decade ago. Today, fans are still enthralled with the drama.

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APTN named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2018

February 9, 2018

APTN has been acknowledged by MediaCorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, now two years running. This designation distinguishes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young professionals.

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APTN named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers

November 29, 2017

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is celebrating its 10th year among Manitoba’s Top Employers,which was announced this morning on Eluta.ca.

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APTN remains one of Canada’s Top Employers

November 7, 2017

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) maintains its title as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This marks the sixth consecutive year MediaCorp Canada Inc. has recognized the network as a workplace champion.

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First Peoples Radio back on track, to launch by National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

October 24, 2017

First Peoples Radio Inc. (FPR) is back on track after Canadian and Radio Television Commission’s (CRTC) decision to grant the non-profit corporation established by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) two Type B Native FM radio stations, was challenged.

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Aboriginal Peoples Television Network seeks public support for licence renewal process

October 23, 2017

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has submitted an application to renew its broadcasting licence to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

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APTN National News – We tell stories others don’t and won’t

October 2, 2017

The APTN National News team — winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Charles Bury Award for its contribution to Canadian journalism — returns for a new season starting today.

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Powerful, important, authentic television

August 29, 2017

This fall Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will be taking its viewers on a journey through the lens of Indigenous Canada and beyond. APTN is unleashing some very powerful new series that give an authentic and important voice to those on the forefront, capturing and responding to the nationwide call to action through reconciliation. The new fall lineup rolls out September 4, 2017.

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First Peoples Radio Inc. granted 2 radio licences to serve urban Aboriginal communities in Ottawa and Toronto

June 14, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba –First Peoples Radio Inc. (FPR), a non-profit corporation established by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc. (APTN), has been granted licences to operate English and Indigenous-language Type B Native FM radio stations to serve the urban Indigenous communities in

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APTN partners with radio stations to broadcast Aboriginal Day Live

June 14, 2017

Live and on location from Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Edmonton, and Vancouver, Aboriginal Day Live will feature some of the most recognized entertainers in Aboriginal music and television, including award-winning and those on the rise.

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Join the circle for Canada’s largest Round Dance – An Aboriginal Day Live community collaboration

June 6, 2017

The cities will be united, despite the distance, through significant traditions. One will be the Round Dance or Drum Dance, which vary from community to community. Originally, a healing dance —it has also become known as a social dance in the form of a celebration.

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Aboriginal Day Live line-up revealed – Eight cities, One Great Gathering

May 25, 2017

The nation is already buzzing about this year’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) going coast-to-coast-to-coast for Canada 150. Today, the lineup with over 70 of some of the biggest names in music and television, including award-winning and on-the-rise artists was announced.

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APTN brings new stories for a new year

December 22, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced its new winter schedule today. The fresh lineup blends exciting new shows with returning favourites.

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APTN named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers

November 30, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has been acknowledged as Manitoba’s Top Employers for the 9th consecutive year, as announced this morning on Eluta.ca.

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Edmonton journalist selected for Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship

November 24, 2016

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are pleased to announce Edmonton journalist John W. Murray has been selected for the inaugural Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

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Set the bar for content creation

November 21, 2016

APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) invites Aboriginal digital content creators to submit their fresh story idea for the production of Canadian linear web series.

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APTN receives national Top Employer award

November 8, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has been acknowledged by MediaCorp Canada Inc. as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, for its fifth consecutive year. This national award recognizes the leaders in innovative and forward-thinking workplaces.

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Mohawk Girls, Second Screen Experience are back and even better

October 20, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has announced the exciting Second Screen Experience (SSEX) returns for the new season of its hit dramedy series – Mohawk Girls premiering on October 25.

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APTN News- Uncovering the stories that others won’t

October 6, 2016

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.

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APTN and Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music get you one beat closer to your music career

September 9, 2016

APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) and Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music are pleased to announce the creation of a new program in support of emerging First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist managers.

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Cheryl McKenzie of APTN National News to report the latest from Standing Rock, ND

September 9, 2016

APTN National News will spend the next several days reporting from Standing Rock, North Dakota, where thousands of Indigenous Peoples are gathering to oppose a controversial oil pipeline.

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APTN reveals exciting 2016 primetime fall programming

August 30, 2016

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.

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APTN among Manitoba’s Top Employers for the 8th consecutive year

November 23, 2015

The winners of the Manitoba’s Top Employers Award were announced this morning, and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is proud to be part of the list for the 8th consecutive year.

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APTN wins Take Our Kids to Work™ national award for a third year in a row

November 20, 2015

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce it is one of 15 companies across Canada recognized by The Learning Partnership for its involvement in the Take Our Kids to Work™ initiative. For a third consecutive year, the network received the Canada’s Outstanding Employers Award as a symbol of its commitment to the youth.

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APTN congratulates Tanya Tagaq, winner of Aboriginal Album of the Year at 2015 JUNOS

March 16, 2015

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.

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APTN’s Aboriginal Day Live and celebration coming to Winnipeg and Edmonton on June 20, 2015

March 3, 2015

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today it will host this year’s Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration in Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB, on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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APTN congratulates 2015 JUNO Award Aboriginal Album of the Year nominees

January 28, 2015

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) congratulates the 2015 JUNO Awards – Aboriginal Album of the Year Award nominees.

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APTN proud sponsor of 2015 JUNO Awards

January 27, 2015

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) welcomes the opportunity to once again support the JUNO Awards as an award sponsor for the Aboriginal Album of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 44th Annual JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at the First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

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APTN announces international roster for Aboriginal Day Live concert broadcast

May 8, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today the lineup and hosts for Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration, the fastest-growing event of its kind in the nation. The free event is held this upcoming National Aboriginal Day on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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APTN and RBC Foundation announce new creative partnership

April 22, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce RBC Foundation as the title Supporter of its regional Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest.

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APTN unveils waterfront celebration and website for Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

April 14, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today its Halifax plans for Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration and launched the event’s new website. The free events are Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014, and are part of Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

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Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration unveils Celebration Village and website

April 14, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today plans for the Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Cultural Stages and launched the event’s new website. The event is on Saturday, June 21, 2014, and is Canada’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

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First Nations schools to benefit from harmony created by APTN and MusiCounts

March 18, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today its partnership with MusiCounts, a program that is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) that provides grants which impact thousands of young Canadians and supports diverse music programs.

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World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network conference program is “breaking the barriers”

March 17, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN) announced today the roster of speakers for the World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference (WITBC) 2014, to be held June 19 to 23 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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APTN redesigns Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest

March 10, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today the eighth annual Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest.

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APTN congratulates Alanis Obomsawin and makers of “We Were Children” for winning 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

March 5, 2014

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to congratulate the winners associated with the network that were awarded a Canadian Screen Award in the Documentary and Academy Special Awards categories.

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APTN receives national award for its participation in Take Our Kids to Work Day

December 12, 2013

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is one of 10 companies across Canada being recognized with The Learning Partnership Canada’s Outstanding Employer Award for its commitment to young people after its success this year in the Take Our Kids to Work program.

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APTN director of human resources second person in the world to receive international certification for mentoring

December 11, 2013

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) wishes to recognize and congratulate APTN director of human resources, John Stott on attaining his Certified Mentor Practitioner (CMP) – International Certification for Mentoring designation.

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APTN Investigates team recognized for outstanding human rights reporting

December 20, 2012

APTN Investigates Executive Producer, Paul Barnsley and Senior Researcher Writer, Kathleen Martens have received the Amnesty Canada Media Award – category Online Presentations, for their story exposing a Calgary law firm who exploited vulnerable members of First Nations in their effort to obtain a settlement for residential school abuse.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba: Fresh faces, fan favourites and a coastal classic

December 17, 2012

APTN’s winter programming gets you going with journeys of adventure, discovery and modernistic youth series from every corner of the country.

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