Entertainment

One Great Gathering – APTN Indigenous Day Live

By: Sheldon McRae and Pamela Vernaus, APTN Communications Coordinators June 23, 2018 Join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (IDL)! IDL heads to Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa for its 12th edition; we also mark the first celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, formerly National Aboriginal Day. All Canadians are invited to join us for a ... Read More »

Kumiko Konishi

American actress Kumiko Konishi has been perfecting her craft for over a decade, all whilst working a full-time job and raising her two children. You may have seen her in FOX TV’s “ The Following” or CBS Television’s “Madam Secretary” and films “Julia” and in Focus Features’ “Hyde Park on Hudson” in the role of Te Ata (Mary Thompson Fisher), ... Read More »

Larry K on the Native American Radio Network

Ho-Chunk Larry K takes his show “Indigenous in Music” into international syndication on Native Voice One (NV1) The Native American Radio Network Larry Knudsen (originally from Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, USA) remembers being 14 years old and listening to WDGY 1130 AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was captivated by the DJs and inspired by what he heard. He would call ... Read More »

Gordon Edgar Downie

(February 6, 1964 – October 17, 2017) Canadians lost a true musical icon this year. Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie passed away on October 17th after a less than two-year battle with an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer, called glioblastoma. According to a statement released on the band’s website, Downie passed away surrounded by his family; he was ... Read More »

Kenny Dobbs, International Slam Dunk Champion

Kenny Dobbs, member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and International Slam Dunk Champion, has accomplished the unbelievable in his young 30 years of life. Growing up in a drug and gang related environment, Dobbs took a turn for the worst in his childhood years. “As a child, being exposed to drugs and alcohol, I was exposed to negative activity ... Read More »

“The Revenant Star” Duane E. Howard: ‘I wanted to be somebody.’

Duane was born (1963) in the Nuu-chahnulth First Nations territory, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. He spent his early childhood in Port Alberni, Canada, and moved to Vancouver at the age of 14, with his older sister following his parents’ separation. Howard had already been using drugs and alcohol for four years. As ... Read More »

Goodbye to Blackstone

Death, rebirth, healing, and retribution: the final episode of the Blackstone series had all the makings of a brilliant finale. It challenged us, it shocked us, it made us feel things. It also left us wanting more. But with the series taking its final bow after a successful 5-season run, Blackstone fans will be feeling the void. Here’s a deeper ... Read More »

LOLs Online and Adventure Sports in the New Year

Writer: Sheldon McRae, APTN Communications Coordinator Delmer & Marta is an original, comedic sneak peek web series that’s inspired by two characters from the network’s hit series CAUTION: May Contain Nuts (CMCN). They were so popular that APTN made its first web series featuring this curiously odd couple! From the over the edge, award-winning humour of CMCN come Delmer & ... Read More »

First Encounter

Chickasaw film chosen for California film festival “First Encounter” was judged Best Short Documentary at the Trail Dance Film Festival in January; aired in March by the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), and was featured in June at Oklahoma City’s Dead CENTER Film Festival. The approximately 30-minute documentary was produced and filmed entirely by the Chickasaw Nation. It is the ... Read More »

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