April 18, 2019

Winnipeg, Manitoba – National Indigenous Peoples Day is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: Indigenous Day Live is almost here!

On Saturday, June 22, APTN will host Indigenous Day Live in Winnipeg, Whitehorse and, for the very first time, Calgary. Free daytime celebrations and evening concerts, which will be broadcast live on APTN, will take place in all three cities. The multi-platform broadcast will air on APTN from 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m. ET on June 22.

The generous financial support from the Government of Canada has allowed Indigenous Day Live to expand its grassroots efforts and reach even more Canadians. In addition, Canadian Heritage’s continued support enables APTN to bring people and communities together. Every year, the network is able to shine a spotlight on Indigenous cultures and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of Indigenous Peoples with all Canadians.

This year, Indigenous Day Live will be part of Calgary’s week-long celebration taking place during Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC), beginning June 17 and ending with Indigenous Day Live on June 22 at Fort Calgary (Moh’kins’tsis). The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse is hosting a day of festivities for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, and will be providing onsite activities during Indigenous Day Live on June 22. Winnipeg’s Indigenous Day Live will be held at The Forks, an important historical meeting place for Indigenous Peoples for over 2,000 years.

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About Indigenous Day Live
Indigenous Day Live has been held annually since 2007 and is the largest celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice in Canada. APTN presents a free daytime program of activities and an evening concert in Winnipeg. Over the years, Indigenous Day Live has grown in size and been hosted in multiple cities. The live multi-platform concert broadcast is available to all Canadians and beyond, via APTN, its radio partners and online. To join the conversation anytime, use the hashtag #IDL2019.

For more information on today’s announcement, visit indigenousdaylive.ca or contact:
Jacqueline Jubinville
Manager of Communications, APTN
(204) 947-9331, ext. 339
[email protected]