Sylvia Kolopenuk

Performers Are Getting Ready to Shine

One of the best things about APTN’s annual celebration of National Aboriginal Day is its focus on showcasing the amazing talents of our Aboriginal Peoples to the nation. Aboriginal Day Live ’09 will be no exception. APTN viewers and attendees, at stages in Winnipeg and Whitehorse, will not be disappointed as the network brings a …

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The APTN Lineup…Worth Watching For!

So what’s up at APTN for December? Just the rollout of a new winter schedule, featuring dynamic programming that will lead up to one of the network’s greatest television achievements: broadcast coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Yep. Olympics coverage on APTN. Live. Across Canada. Coast-to-coast-to-coast. Wicked. As the first-ever Aboriginal official broadcaster …

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Lining Up for the 2010 APTN Lineup

Of course, our big news for this year is APTN’s February coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games as the world’s first Aboriginal official broadcaster. I’ll have more details about our coverage and schedule in next month’s column. For now, let’s see what January is bringing to APTN North. What better way to spend …

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News on the screen and news online

Wlthough many of APTN’s programs have loyal followings and place high on the popularity scale, our research has shown that a consistent segment of the network’s viewing audience regularly tunes in to APTN’s News and Current Affairs programming. This doesn’t seem surprising, until you find out why. According to our viewers, they prefer APTN’s newscasts …

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Stories of the Olympics in Eight Aboriginal Languages

Our chance to showcase the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games to viewers across Canada as the world’s first Aboriginal Official Broadcaster is upon us, and we don’t intend to disappoint. Over 214 hours of live coverage in eight Aboriginal languages, English and French, will be broadcast from coast to coast to coast, in standard and …

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May, APTN’s Month of Music

Music is in the air at APTN. During the month of May, we’ll be featuring some of the best musical talent this country has to offer and some future contenders. Many of the most talented musicians in Canada are from Aboriginal communities, and while our First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists have toiled in the …

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Real-Life Stories Come to APTN

One of the things some viewers may not realize about APTN is that we regularly broadcast award-winning, informative, inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries. Anyone who has checked out the APTN documentary strands, Reel Insights andVoices of the Land, knows that when it comes to documentary filmmaking, the Aboriginal production community is at the top of its …

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Something Serious, Something Fun

Summer might soon be over, but the real fun is just beginning. Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt as APTN premieres some of the craziest, quirkiest and just flat-out hysterical offerings by some of the funniest people in the country this fall. The much-anticipated sketch comedy, Bionic Bannock Boys, kicks off the season …

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Learning to Say Hello

Tansi! For those unfamiliar with Aboriginal languages, ‘tansi’ is a friendly greeting in the Cree language somewhat akin to ‘hello’ in English. It is a word used often in one of APTN’s most popular children’s programs, Nehiyawetan. Set to premiere its third season on APTN February 15, Nehiyawetan is an energy-driven, interactive series that invites …

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Wisecracks and Popcorn

APTN broadcasts a wide variety of Hollywood films, with features four nights per week and additional matinees on weekends. A lot of viewers wonder how we choose our films. If APTN is an Aboriginal network, what does that have to do with Hollywood films? Believe it or not, every movie APTN airs has an Aboriginal …

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