National Indigenous History Month at APTN: Celebrating Culture and Heritage

June 6, 2024

June is a significant month in Canada, marking National Indigenous History Month.

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Crafting Connections: Indigenous Art and Language for Kids

March 21, 2024

This spring heralds the launch of the Language Learning for Littles collection on APTN lumi, scheduled for March 25.

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Representatives from Whakaata Māori smudge at APTN headquarters

Indigenous broadcasters come together to exchange knowledge, culture and language

June 7, 2023

Following the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between APTN and Whakaata Māori in December 2022, a delegation from the Aotearoa-based Indigenous broadcaster visited APTN headquarters in Winnipeg in April 2023. 

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APTN and partners take home wins at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards

April 25, 2023

On April 16, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the winners of the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards in 145 television, film and digital media categories.

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New APTN series, “Little Bird,” creates unique opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers

April 17, 2023

Little Bird, the first joint production between Crave and APTN, was in production from April to June 2022.

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“APTN Investigates” gets behind the bars, behind the headlines

February 28, 2023

In March, APTN’s award-winning investigative news program, APTN Investigates, is launching an important four-part series from inside corrections facilities to uncover why there is an overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples within these institutions. 

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Indigenous NHLers honoured with new rookie card set

January 20, 2023

To continue celebrating Hockey Night In Canada in Cree and more Indigenous hockey players making it to the NHL, APTN’s hockey fans can now add to their card collections with worldwide sports and entertainment company Upper Deck’s First Peoples Rookie Card pack.

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Monika Ille – Playback Executive of the Year 2022

January 19, 2023

The APTN CEO wants to keep the network flexible as opportunities emerge for Indigenous-led storytelling.

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APTN – Towards a more inclusive writing style

January 16, 2023

As an organization that’s attentive to diversity issues, APTN wishes to establish more inclusive communication practices within the network.

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Find comfort this winter in APTN’s intimate and uplifting new programs

January 5, 2023

What is winter for, if not for curling up on the couch and finding a new show to get you through the long stretches of cold?

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Get ready for BIG SCARES every Wednesday on APTN!

October 31, 2022

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and things that go bump in the night are on the prowl!

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An autumn of truth and reconciliation: APTN presents “Pour toi, Flora”

September 9, 2022

This fall, APTN is offering a host of powerful new shows by, for and about Indigenous Peoples to viewers across Canada.

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APTN to air special programming in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 1, 2022

APTN announces special broadcast, Remembering the Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to air on all platforms in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Celebrate our lands with APTN Indigenous Day Live!

June 8, 2022

Join us for APTN Indigenous Day Live 2022 (IDL 2022) at the Forks in Winnipeg, Man., on June 18!

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“Shadow of the Rougarou”: a haunting Métis tale

April 26, 2022

“Shadow of the Rougarou,” aptly dubbed an “Indigenous horror” and “dark western,” will premiere on APTN lumi on May 9, 2022.

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APTN’s fresh spring lineup includes themes of hope, healing and honesty

April 25, 2022

This spring, APTN is delighted to share an exciting new lineup of programming with Canadian audiences.

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APTN to bring the world broadcast premiere of “Inconvenient Indian” to Canadian screens

March 21, 2022

APTN is proud to be bringing Inconvenient Indian, a film from the National Film Board of Canada and 90th Parallel Productions, to audiences across Canada on April 8, 2022.

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APTN lumi to feature an extraordinary collection from acclaimed Indigenous filmmaker and activist, Alanis Obomsawin

November 29, 2021

On December 1, 2021, APTN is proud to present the Alanis Obomsawin collection on APTN lumi. This one-of-a kind collection spans four decades and chronicles the lives, stories and issues faced by Indigenous Peoples all over Turtle Island.

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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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Welcome to the Media Centre

Welcome to the APTN Media Centre! This is the journalist’s one-stop shop for all things APTN, where you’ll find everything from promotional material to fun editorials, to show information and more.

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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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