Winnipeg, Man. – On Dec. 1, 2021, Indigenous-focused streaming service APTN lumi, will be adding 11 of Alanis Obomsawin’s films to its lineup. A member of the Abenaki Nation, Obomsawin is an award-winning director and producer, and a distinguished Canadian filmmaker.
Indigenous musicians step into a national spotlight in the Indigenous Music Accelerator, presented by RBCxMusic
Winnipeg, Man. – Today, APTN announced the winners of the first annual 2021 Indigenous Music Accelerator (IMA), presented by RBCxMusic. This program will support Indigenous musicians actively working in the music industry who are looking to take their career to the next level.
First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: APTN honours residential school survivors, families and communities with day of special programming
Winnipeg, Man. – The federal government has declared September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDT&R), a statutory holiday to pause and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. To welcome this day of remembrance, APTN will be offering a full day of programming to raise awareness about the significance and meaning of NDT&R.
Winnipeg, Man. – This fall, APTN is bringing the heat with new and returning shows that celebrate the many sides of Indigenous lives. From Indigenous change makers and visionaries, to the rustic kitchens of global Indigenous chefs, to survivalists, supernatural
Turn up the volume on your career! APTN invites Indigenous musicians to apply for the Indigenous Music Accelerator, presented by RBCxMusic
APTN is pleased to announce that applications for the Indigenous Music Accelerator (IMA), presented by RBCxMusic, are now open. This new mentorship program will support First Nations, Inuit and Métis musicians actively working in the music industry who are looking to take their career to the next level.
APTN is thrilled to announce that APTN Indigenous Day Live is back on June 20 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a lineup of incredibly talented performers!
Winnipeg, Man. — APTN welcomes Julie Grenier as the newly appointed chairperson of its board of directors, succeeding Jocelyn Formsma, who will continue to serve as a board member. Grenier is from Kuujjuaq, a small community in Nunavik, northern Quebec. She is the director general of Taqramiut Nipingat Inc. (TNI),
APTN supports the passage of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
Arctic Inspiration Prize announces ambitious, pan-Arctic virtual celebration in partnership with APTN
The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) announced today an exciting new broadcast partnership with APTN. Every year, the AIP celebrates its new laureates at a live ceremony that showcases the AIP finalists, winners and performances by artists from across the North.
APTN announced today that its innovative content streaming service, APTN lumi, is now available to customers in Canada through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
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).
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.
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.
Dozens of additional Canadian artists, athletes and icons announced for historic STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE broadcast this Sunday
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.
STRONGER TOGETHER, TOUS ENSEMBLE extends to 90 minutes as new broadcasters join the largest single-show broadcast event in Canadian history
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.
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.
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce Damian Frazee as the fourth recipient of the Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.
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.
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the forth Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp
Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp
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.
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.
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the third Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.
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.
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.
APTN’s First Contact premieres this September, takes six Canadians on an extraordinary journey through Indigenous Canada
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
NFB and APTN enter partnership to strengthen role of Indigenous Peoples and creators in the Canadian audiovisual industry
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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is celebrating its 10th year among Manitoba’s Top Employers,which was announced this morning on Eluta.ca.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has submitted an application to renew its broadcasting licence to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
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.
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.
First Peoples Radio Inc. granted 2 radio licences to serve urban Aboriginal communities in Ottawa and Toronto
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
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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced its new winter schedule today. The fresh lineup blends exciting new shows with returning favourites.
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.
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.
APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) invites Aboriginal digital content creators to submit their fresh story idea for the production of Canadian linear web series.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) congratulates the 2015 JUNO Awards – Aboriginal Album of the Year Award nominees.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce RBC Foundation as the title Supporter of its regional Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) announced today the eighth annual Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration Flag Contest.
APTN congratulates Alanis Obomsawin and makers of “We Were Children” for winning 2014 Canadian Screen Awards
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.
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.
APTN director of human resources second person in the world to receive international certification for mentoring
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.
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.
APTN’s winter programming gets you going with journeys of adventure, discovery and modernistic youth series from every corner of the country.