January 27, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba – 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.

“APTN is proud to sponsor an Award that celebrates the achievements of outstanding Aboriginal artists who significantly inspire and contribute to the growth and development of our music and cultures,”  said APTN Chief Executive Officer Jean La Rose.

Past recipients of the Aboriginal Album of the Year Award include some of the most esteemed Aboriginal artists including Buffy Sainte-Marie, CerArmony, Crystal Shawanda Derek Miller, Digging Roots, Murray Porter, Susan Aglukark and last year’s winner George Leach.

September 1, 2014, marked the 15-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at www.aptn.ca