Canada is airing an enviable number of TV shows produced by and starring aboriginal talent. The shows include dramas, comedies, news, animation and documentaries. Many take place on First Nations reserves. The shows aren’t available on regular U.S. television. But the push is on to get U.S. distributors like Comcast to carry Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The Canadian government launched APTN in 1999. Would you watch a show about 20-something Mohawk girls? How about a show built around Native cooking?
Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa and Choctaw) – filmmaker and artist
Frank Blanquet (Mayan) – chief content manager for FNX
Also mentioned on the show today I Want My APTN USA website
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