APTN has served Indigenous Peoples in Canada as well as Canadian audiences, for over two decades. All while adhering to their mission, “to share our Peoples’ journey, celebrate our cultures, inspire our children and honour the wisdom of our Elders.”
APTN is a respected member of the Canadian film and television industry, a strong voice in the Canadian media landscape and a primary platform for Indigenous Peoples to share their knowledge, perspectives and experiences with nearly 10 million households across Canada.
Fostering a climate of support and best practices, APTN has been awarded Canada’s Top 100 Employers designation annually since 2013, while continuing to uphold its mission and represent Indigenous Peoples. APTN amplifies Indigenous stories and voices by creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples in mainstream media. Unparalleled in its unique position within the broadcast industry, APTN shares award-winning shows that are genuine, engaging and educational for all Canadians. Programming in English, French, and various Indigenous languages contributes to the preservation of languages, Indigenous forms of storytelling and creates meaningful connections with audiences.
Industry milestones for APTN include being designated as an official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, partnering with Canadian Heritage and industry actors to create the Indigenous Screen Office in 2017, delivering the first-ever NHL game in Plains Cree in 2019 and in the same year launching APTN lumi, an Indigenous-focused streaming service that is now available through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app.
A founding member of the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network, APTN acquires a range of international Indigenous programs from New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. APTN is looking forward to seeing even more foreign Indigenous content grace Canadian screens in the coming years.