August 29, 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba – This fall Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will be taking its viewers on a journey through the lens of Indigenous Canada and beyond. APTN is unleashing some very powerful new series that give an authentic and important voice to those on the forefront, capturing and responding to the nationwide call to action through reconciliation. The new fall lineup rolls out September 4, 2017.
Digging deep into the issues facing Indigenous Canada and showcasing the resilience and beauty woven through the colonialist tapestry that blankets the Nation. APTN is on the front lines with those advocating for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), to the Water Protectors and Land Defenders, this fall is sure to bring the viewers up close and personal with the real issues at hand.
Confronting head-on, the national epidemic of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. APTN will be co-broadcasting the second season of Taken with CBC.
“When we started to develop this show, we worked hard to build trust with community advocates, law enforcement, and the MMIWG community. Our team is dedicated to producing TAKEN with the Seven Sacred Teachings in mind, and the impact has been tremendous.Cases are being reinvigorated, awareness is being raised, action is being taken, and the stories of who these women and girls were, and are, are being shared.” Lisa Meeches, Executive Producer, Director and Host of Taken. Visit http://aptn.ca/taken/ for premier dates and times.
Take a history lesson with the new 13-part documentary series Nations at War. Triumphs, treacheries and tragedies bound the destinies of Indigenous Peoples and newcomers together. From the Viking invasion of Newfoundland to the desperate last stand of a Métis nation fighting for recognition, these deadly battles shaped this continent. Visit http://aptn.ca/nationsatwar/ for premiere dates and times.
Join Water Protectors and Land Defenders around the world with Season Two of Native Planet. Experience the passion and connection Indigenous Peoples have with Mother Earth –and their will to defend it. Guide and narrative host Simon Baker transports you to the front lines of the most compelling Aboriginal conflicts taking place around the planet today. Whether the fight is for land, water or Indigenous rights, Native Planet takes you deep into fascinating Aboriginal communities and cultures where charismatic leaders are waging a passionate defense of the planet.Visit http://aptn.ca/nativeplanet/ for premieredates and times.
Join hosts Sarain Carson-Fox and Gitz Crazyboy who will take you along on a journey of discovery into Indigenous cultures to examine the social and political factors that threaten their liberation in the 21st century. RISE, produced by VICELAND is a series of contrasts, both a condemnation of colonialism and a celebration of Indigenous Peoples worldwide.”RISE is groundbreaking through its voicing of important issues around land, decolonization, and political governance told through an indigenous point of view by showcasing the people who are leading this change globally,” said Michelle Latimer, director and series producer of RISE. Visit http://aptn.ca/rise/ for premiere dates and times.
APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Aboriginal broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Aboriginal Peoples. A respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America. Sharing our stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Aboriginal languages, to approximately 11 million Canadian TV subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment through multiple platforms.
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Manager of Communications, APTN
(204) 947-9331, ext. 339