APTN Indigenous Day Live event returns after two long years

Friday, June 17th, 2022 3:41pm

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Image of Indigenous Day Live logo (Courtesy APTN)

"The most important thing about Indigenous Day Live, it is our opportunity to gather and celebrate." - Adam Garnet Jones, director of TV content and special events/senior management for APTN

 

 

The APTN Indigenous Day Live event is back this weekend after a two year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adam Garnet Jones, director of TV content and special events and senior management for APTN says that the most important thing about the event is gathering as a community.

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Adam Garnet Jones, director of TV content and special events/senior management for APTN (Courtesy APTN)

 

The day brings Indigenous and non- Indigenous people together to celebrate and this year, the event is “moving away from the concert of the past and will be reinvented into a cultural and artistic showcase,” according to the indigenous Day Live website.

Artists and participants who identify as women or members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community will be featured, and the 2022 theme is “Celebrating our Lands,” which covers the important relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land.

Jones says there’s a huge investment this year from both APTN and Canadian Heritage, adding that major support comes from the APTN team that puts in the hours to put together the event.

Watch the Indigenous Day Live event on APTN June 18, or Listen June 21 on CFWE North & CJWE South at 6pm MT.

 

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