May 17, 2022
TREATY 1 TERRITORY, Winnipeg, Man. – Welcome the summer solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) with APTN Indigenous Day Live 2022 (IDL). For the first time since 2019, this year’s free event marks the return to an in-person celebration at The Forks in Winnipeg, Man., on Saturday, June 18.
New this year, IDL is being reimagined from a traditionally-hosted concert to a cultural and artistic presentation that shines a light on this year’s theme, “Celebrating Our Lands.” The show celebrates gender diversity and the important connection Indigenous women have to the land. Each act is led by an Indigenous woman or member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
IDL 2022 will broadcast on APTN, AMI-tv, on participating Indigenous radio stations and livestreamed on APTN’s YouTube channel for audiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
“We are so excited to present this new adaptation of APTN Indigenous Day Live,” said APTN CEO Monika Ille. “This year’s theme will emphasize the important relationship between ourselves and our lands. The lands sustain our spirits and bodies and this event is an opportunity for us to express gratitude to our lands for taking such good care of our Peoples.”
Pre-show celebrations at The Forks will begin at 6 p.m. CT. Catch artisans, food vendors, a Métis fiddle competition and more. IDL 2022 will kick off on the main stage at 9 p.m. CT. The two-hour show will feature an exciting medley of artistic and cultural collaborations never-before-seen on the IDL stage.
Generous financial support from the Government of Canada has enabled APTN Indigenous Day Live to bring communities together in celebration of NIPD.
“The Government of Canada reaffirms its commitment to Indigenous Peoples and reconciliation by supporting important projects like APTN Indigenous Day Live 2022,” said the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez. “I encourage everyone across the country to use this day as an opportunity to learn, and to take part and recognize this celebration of Indigenous cultures and heritage.”
APTN is proud to present this edition of APTN Indigenous Day Live and would like to acknowledge its other partners and funders: TD Bank Group, NCI FM, The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal, Manitoba Hydro and The North West Company.
Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate IDL 2022 with APTN!
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CELEBRATING OUR LANDS
• Andy Moro • Tara Beagan •
• Daniel Roy •
Bannock Babes • Barbara Diabo • Beany John• Celeigh Cardinal • Christine Friday
Crystal Shawanda • DJ Kookum • Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers • Janelle Niles
Katie Couchie • KeAloha • Lacey Hill • Laura Grizzlypaws
MJ Dandeneau • Marisolle Negash • Melody Courage • Miriam Pilette
Montana Summers • Natalie Sappier • Patricia Cano
Powwow Dancers from Treaty 1 Territory • Santee Smith
Southern Thunderbird Medicine Drum • Taqralik Partridge
Techno Kokum • Tomson Highway • Tracey Nepinak
NEW THIS YEAR
During the show, IDL 2022 will incorporate vignettes that demonstrate the strong ties between Indigenous communities and their lands. These vignettes will showcase Canada through the lens of Indigenous Peoples, building on their diverse experiences, voices and perspectives.
FOCUS ON DIVERSITY
IDL 2022 will feature artists from a variety of disciplines and will celebrate gender diversity, with each act being led by an Indigenous woman or member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
|JUNE 18, 2022
6 p.m. – 11 p.m. CT
6:00 p.m. CT – Pre-show celebrations and free activities for the whole family, including an artisan market, food vendors, partner booths and more!
9:00 p.m. CT – APTN Indigenous Day Live 2022 show
11:00 p.m. CT – Fireworks
6:00 p.m. CT – Jade Turner performance
6:30 p.m. CT – Summer Bear Dance Troupe
7:00 p.m. CT – Nikki Komaksiutiksak performance
7:30 p.m. CT – Métis Fiddle Competition
TELEVISION & RADIO
|JUNE 18, 2022
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET
|Watch the two-hour live evening concert on APTN (aptn hd | aptn e | aptn w | aptn n), AMI-tv or listen on participating community radio stations across the country.|
|Live broadcasting on June 18, 2022||Radio partners|
June 21, 2022
|Live on location on
June 18, 2022, 6 p.m. ET
|APTN National News|
|JUNE 18, 2022
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET
|APTN YouTube Channel|
|Recording available on June 21, 2022||APTN lumi|
JUNE 21, 2022 – APTN NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY PROGRAMMING
APTN will offer a full day of special programming in honour of NIPD. Tune into APTN to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Catch the IDL 2022 re-broadcast, your favourite shows and more!
JUNE 2022 – APTN lumi NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING
APTN lumi will also celebrate the history, contributions and diversity of Indigenous Peoples for the entire month of June with a curated selection of special programming. APTN lumi is home to the largest collection of Indigenous stories and Indigenous language content together in one streaming platform. Audiences can enjoy select programs in English, French and an unprecedented variety of Indigenous languages.
ABOUT APTN INDIGENOUS DAY LIVE
APTN Indigenous Day Live (IDL) brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) and the summer solstice. Through cultural and musical performances, IDL honours the unparalleled achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people across Turtle Island. Each year, IDL presents a refreshing lineup of collaborations in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages. Held annually since 2007 on the Saturday closest to NIPD, the multi-platform broadcast is available to audiences in Canada via APTN and APTN lumi. To join the conversation any time, use the hashtag #IDL2022 or #JAD2022.
ABOUT NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. National Aboriginal Day, as it was named at the time, was first celebrated on June 21, 1996, after being recognized through a proclamation by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc.
On June 21, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement announcing the government’s intention to rename National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day is part of Celebrate Canada days, although most provinces do not recognize it as a statutory holiday.