About Inconvenient Indian

Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, an Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book, The Inconvenient Indian. With his cab driver Coyote by his side, King takes us on a critical journey through the colonial narratives of North America and invites us to bear witness to the stories of Indigenous creators whose work disrupts these narratives. From traditional hunting and tattooing practices, to language revitalization, to Indigenous futures, these creators and their stories are all tied together by the land. Among the artist-activists, land protectors and hunters featured in Inconvenient Indian are Christi Belcourt, The Halluci Nation (formerly known as A Tribe Called Red), Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Nyla Innuksuk, Carman Tozer, Steven Lonsdale and more. Together with King, they unpack hundreds of years of history, laying bare what has been extracted from the land, culture and peoples of Turtle Island. Their words and actions subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all. 

Inconvenient Indian is making its world broadcast premiere on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 9 p.m. across all APTN channels. The documentary contains dialogue in English as well as in Inuktitut, Cree and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles. 

Broadcast details: 

  • aptn e/hd – 9 p.m. ET  
  • aptn w – 9 p.m. MT  
  • aptn n – 9 p.m. CT 

APTN linear premiere date:  

April 8, 2022 (English) 

APTN lumi premiere date: 

April 9, 2022 (English) 

Repeat broadcast: 

May 15, 2022 at 9 p.m. across all APTN channels

May 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. across all APTN channels


Inconvenient Indian (Clip #1: Custer’s Last Stand)

Inconvenient Indian (Clip #2: Dead Indians)

Inconvenient Indian (Clip #3: Kent Monkman "The Scream")

Inconvenient Indian (Clip #4: Braiding Seal)

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