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APTN Sunrise Ceremony
Greet the day with our latest production, APTN Sunrise Ceremony. This program will take audiences to various Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, where each community will gather to honour this important day with their traditions and culture.

APTN Sunrise Ceremony, honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, was produced in partnership with the Government of Canada. This program marks the first federal statutory holiday in honour of residential school survivors.
September 30 at 6:00am ET CT MT
We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
A tense legal battle ensues when Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada is accused of discrimination. This powerful documentary dissects Canada’s legal system and shines a spotlight on the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.
September 30 at 6:30am ET CT MT

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Every Child Matters
“Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education” examines the path of reconciliation, guided by voices from residential school survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, artists and leaders from nations and cultures across the country.
September 30 at 9:30am ET CT MT

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Reconciliation and Me
Sarain Fox leads a meaningful conversation on truth and reconciliation with five youth allies. Guided by real-life Survivor stories, they reflect together to gain an understanding of reconciliation and the importance of relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
September 30 at 11:00am ET CT MT

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We Were Children
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships well beyond their years.
September 30 at 12:00pm ET CT MT

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Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
This film follows the family of the late Colten Boushie, a young Cree man fatally shot in a Saskatchewan farmyard, as they demand justice from Canada's legal system.
September 30 at 2:00pm ET CT MT

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Monkey Beach
A young Indigenous woman with supernatural abilities reflects on profound events in her life as she awaits news of her brother, who has gone missing at sea under questionable circumstances.
September 30 at 4:00pm ET CT MT
APTN National News
You can count on the APTN News team to bring you more comprehensive coverage of the stories that matter to you on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
September 30 at 6:00pm ET CT MT
Investigates: A Tragic Legacy
In this APTN Investigates retrospective, reporter Kathleen Martens delves into the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history – and the abusers and survivors left behind.
September 30 at 6:30pm ET CT MT
Encore: Reconciliation and Me
Sarain Fox leads a meaningful conversation on truth and reconciliation with five youth allies. Guided by real-life Survivor stories, they reflect together to gain an understanding of reconciliation and the importance of relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
September 30 at 7:00pm ET CT MT

Also available on APTN lumi
LIVE: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
This special program produced by the NCTR (National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation) will air on CBC and APTN. Through this broadcast Canadians will have an opportunity to learn about the history between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. The program aims to increase awareness of the impacts of residential schools, the truth about the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples, and provide Canadian viewers with the opportunity to honour residential school survivors in ceremony.
September 30 at 8:00pm ET CT MT
Indian Horse
In the late 1950s, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is sent to residential school, where he is denied his Ojibway language and culture. Saul finds salvation in a favourite winter pastime, hockey, but the real battle has only just begun.
September 30 at 9:00pm ET CT MT

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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
In Kapuivik, North Baffin Island in 1961, Noah Piugattuk’s Inuit band lives and hunts by dogteam, just as his ancestors did. When a white man known as Boss arrives at the camp, what appears to be a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change.
September 30 at 11:00pm ET CT MT

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Encore: Indian Horse
In the late 1950s, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is sent to residential school, where he is denied his Ojibway language and culture. Saul finds salvation in a favourite winter pastime, hockey, but the real battle has only just begun.
October 1 at 1:30am ET CT MT

Also available on APTN lumi
Encore: We Were Children
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships well beyond their years.
October 1 at 3:30am ET CT MT

Also available on APTN lumi
Encore: APTN Sunrise Ceremony
APTN Sunrise Ceremony, honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, was produced in partnership with the Government of Canada. This program marks the first federal statutory holiday in honour of residential school survivors.
October 1 at 5:30am ET CT MT