Tiktok amplifies Canadian Indigenous creators program

“Audiences in Canada and around the world need to hear and better understand the lived experiences of Indigenous storytellers now more than ever, by partnering with TikTok Canada to deliver this accelerator program, we hope to empower Indigenous creators with today’s tools to tell their stories and reach global audiences"


TikTok Canada and the National Screen Institute (NSI) have launched a new “accelerator program” aimed at growing the brands of Indigenous content creators.

Participants will learn how to maximize TikTok to grow their community, while sharing their unique stories in a safe and respectful online space. Taught by industry experts, TikTok creators and members of the TikTok Canada team, participants will learn essential storytelling techniques, create a robust marketing plan and develop a series of videos to set them on the path to success.

There is no fee to apply or to participate in the training program, and participants will receive a production kit to assist with the creation and delivery of their TikTok content.

There are over 30 Indigenous creators on the online platorm, including four from Alberta:


Billi-J Heavy Shields – Standoff, AB

Hailey Hamelin-Wilson – Edmonton, AB

Celeste Day Rider – Lethbridge, AB

Daniel Cutknife – Wetaskiwin, AB


The program is set to wrap up on December 17, and While there aren’t yet plans to launch a second series of the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, organizers said the massive amount of interest is a good sign.



Today, we’re introducing the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by National Screen Institute. Link in bio for all details 💫

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