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bro’Town Is Four Time Winner Of TV Guide’s Best Comedy Award

Monday, 19 November 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) wishes to congratulate the producers, cast and crew of one of APTN’s popular children’s series, bro’Town for its recent 2007 TV Guide “Best on the Box” Peoples Choice Award for Best Comedy for the fourth year in a row.

by NationTalk on November 20, 2007896 Views

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Ontario Tour for Don Amero

Do is heading out on his first small tour in the coming weeks. He’ll be taking his not perfect, but faithful Saturn “Georgous Geroge” out on the road for a trip to Toronto and back. Here’s some places he’ll be playing:

November 24th Tryst in Winnipeg (Tour Kick off)
November 27th Loplops Lounge in Sault Ste. Marie
November 29th Drake Underground in Toronto (MARIA Showcase)
December 3rd Not My Dog in Toronto
December 5th Chapters in Guelph
December 6th The Freeway Cafe in Hamilton
December 9th Salsateria in Guelph
December 13th Ho Joes Cafe in Kenora

More gigs to come too!

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007770 Views

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Ninth Annual Music Awards Show Set For Nationally Televised Broadcast On Friday November 16th At 8:00PM

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New York, NY – The highly esteemed Native American Music Awards will be featured in a nationally televised broadcast special this Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 8:00PM EST on MHz Worldview. Taped in front of a live audience, this two hour broadcast program will feature performances and special guest appearances by leading nominated and award-winning artists from this year’s Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards show which was originally held on October 6, 2007 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York.

by NationTalk on November 16, 2007990 Views

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2007 WAFF Announces Nominees: Feature Films & Documentaries

Saturday, November 10, 2007 — The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) officially announced its second set of award nominees today for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Documentary:

Nominees, Best Feature Film:

Eagle vs. Shark
Expiration Date
Imprint
Mr. Soul

by NationTalk on November 14, 20071054 Views

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Complete List of CAB 2007 Gold Ribbon Award Winners

Ottawa, November 6, 2007 – The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) celebrated the impressive work of its members with the presentation of the prestigious Gold Ribbon Awards at the CAB’s 81st Annual Convention, held this year in Ottawa.

The Gold Ribbon Awards pay tribute to achievements in broadcasting in a variety of categories, including community service, breaking news, humour, public affairs and promotion of Canadian talent. A total of 544 submissions were received for the 2007 Gold Ribbon Awards. After reviewing the entries, the judges selected 158 finalists in 33 award categories.

by NationTalk on November 8, 20071623 Views

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Wapos Bay Wins Prestigious CAB Gold Ribbon Award

November 7, 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) wishes to recognize the producers, cast and crew of the critically acclaimed APTN children’s series, Wapos Bay for its recent 2007 CAB Gold Ribbon Award win for Aboriginal Programming.

by NationTalk on November 7, 20071004 Views

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“Fish Out of Water” To Debut This Season on APTN

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Ottawa – November 7, 2007 (NNW) – What happens when you take an urban Indian out of his comfortable city environment and drop him smack dab in the middle of traditional Aboriginal culture? You get a Fish Out of Water.

by NationTalk on November 7, 20074838 Views

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CAB Announces 2007 Gold Ribbon Award Winners for News, Information, Documentary and Diversity Programming

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Ottawa, November 5, 2007 – The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today recognized the outstanding news, information, documentary, and diversity programming of its members with the presentation of the prestigious Gold Ribbon Awards. The awards were presented at the Gold Ribbon Awards Luncheon at the CAB’s 81 st Annual Convention, held in Ottawa.

by NationTalk on November 7, 2007802 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards First Night Results

BEST ALBUM COVER DESIGN
The Boyz – One More

BEST GOSPEL CD
Yvonne St. Germaine – On My Way to Heaven

BEST HAND DRUM CD
Red Bull – Ami Nicimos

BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD
David R. Maracle – Sacred Healing

by NationTalk on November 4, 2007920 Views

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Manitoba Music At Manito Ahbee

October 25, 2007

There are plenty of chances to catch some great Manitoba music at the second annual Manito Ahbee festival over the next 10 days. The festival, which runs October 26-November 4, is host to numerous concerts, a spectacular two-day Pow Wow, as well as the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, which will honour the top Aboriginal artists from across the country.

by NationTalk on October 27, 20071878 Views

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Canadian Actors’ Equity Association to honour Jackie Richardson, Gordon Tootoosis, Daphne Goldrick, Tomson Highway and the Stage West – Equity Emerging Theatre Artist Award winner on October 28th

TORONTO, Oct. 26 – Jackie Richardson (Toronto) and Gordon Tootoosis (Cutknife, Saskatchewan) will be presented with Life Membership in Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) in recognition of their distinguished careers in the performing arts. “Once again our selection committee was challenged to select deserving candidates from across Equity’s many genres and from a pool of so many talented candidates,” said Equity President Allan Teichman. Jackie has led a distinguished career performing on most of Canada’s professional stages. Gordon, moved by the lack of artistic opportunities for aboriginal young performers was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in the heart of Saskatoon’s inner city. “Jackie and Gordon are both commanding performers, deeply committed to their communities, Canadian culture and to artistic excellence,” continued Teichman.

by NationTalk on October 27, 20072113 Views

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APTN Congratulates 2007 Gemini Award Winners

Monday, 22 October 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to recognize and congratulate those programs associated with the network which recently received award recognition by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during the announcement of the Gemini Lifestyle, Children’s and Youth winners on October 16th at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto.

Wapos Bay was awarded the Gemini for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series and Sara Snow won Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for renegadepress.com IV “Blackout” episode. This is the second and third consecutive year that Wapos Bay and renegadepress.com have won Gemini awards respectively.

by NationTalk on October 23, 20071474 Views

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Sierra Noble Spending This Years Christmas in Afghanistan

POSTED ON: 2007-10-22

Sierra Noble has been invited by General Hillier and his staff to travel to the Kandahar Military Base in Afghanistan to spend Christmas Day with our Canadian troupes as well as of course put on a show for them. This once in a lifetime trip will only add more compassion and support in Sierra’s heart toward the troupes after her travels to Belgium and France in 2005 with Veterans Affairs Canada, and her travels to Vimy Ridge for the 90th Anniversary of the Battle to perform “The Warriors Lament” in April She will be sure to give a detailed blog of her time in Afghanistan when she returns.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2007867 Views

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Manitobans To Rock The Western Canadian Music Awards This Weekend In Saskatchewan: Robinson

October 16, 2007

Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson today congratulated the Manitoba nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards for 2007. The minister will attend the awards event on Oct. 21 in Moose Jaw at the Snowbirds hangar.

Manitoba’s music artists and industry professionals received 32 nominations in 20 different categories, 25 of which are artistic awards.

by NationTalk on October 16, 2007989 Views

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NARIA cohosts Aboriginal Music Night, November 3, 2007

NARIA cohosts a special Aboriginal Music Night at the McPhillips Street Station Casino winding up the 2007 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. This special event features NARIA members showcasing their talents.

This event will be held during the Manito Ahbee festival and will feature the musical talents of Shayne Yellowbird, Donnie Parenteau,Tracy Bone, and JC Campbell.

Emceeing the event is NARIA’s Executive Director, Curtis Jonnie, aka “Shingoose”. Shingoose will also perform new music from his upcoming CD, ‘T-Bird In The Lake”, on ARBOR Records.

This live event will be held at the McPhillips Street Station on the main stage with a limited seating capacity of 1200 people. Look for the official announcement to follow in the upcoming weeks.

>>McPhillips Street Station for more information.

by NationTalk on October 12, 20071086 Views

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Sony Centre to Host 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards!

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor

TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY–(Oct. 9, 2007) – After 10 years and on its very special 15th Anniversary, Canada’s premier Aboriginal event, the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, returns to Toronto at the newly named Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (formerly The Hummingbird Centre/O’Keefe Centre) on March 7, 2008.

“We are delighted to be honouring our outstanding First Nations, Inuit and Métis recipients this year at such a breathtaking venue as the Sony Centre,” said Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. “I wish to especially thank Dan Brambilla and the Sony Centre for their generous support of $25,000 to help Canada honour our outstanding Achievement Award recipients.”

by NationTalk on October 9, 20071148 Views

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Women of Wabano Win Best Debut Group of the Year at the Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ottawa, October 9, 2007 (NNW) – An Ottawa based First Nations women’s drum group has won a prestigious Native American Music Award.

On October 7, 2007, in Niagara Falls, New York, The Women of Wabano won in the category Best Debut Group of the Year. The group which consists of three exceptionally talented women, Allison Fisher, Bev Souliere and Carlie Chase are thrilled about the success of their entry, Voices – Women of Wabano.

by NationTalk on October 9, 20073819 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2007

Toronto
The 9th annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards announce the 2007 nominees in 24 categories, representing the top Aboriginal artists and music industry professionals in Canada today.

Leading the nominations, with five each, are Donny Parenteau from Saskatchewan and Shane Yellowbird from Alberta — both country music artists. Also out front are Digging Roots (ON), Sandy Scofield (BC), Little Hawk (MB), and Arvel Bird (ON), with nominations in three categories each. The winners will be announced at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards on Friday November 30, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Tickets for the awards show are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca or 416-872-1111, or the local Ticketmaster number in cities across Canada.

by NationTalk on October 9, 20075743 Views

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Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards – Award Winners Announced

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Arvel Bird “Animal Totems 2”

BEST BLUES RECORDING
Corn-Bred “Corn-Bred”

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
“Heart of the Navajo Land” Various

by NationTalk on October 8, 2007851 Views

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A Global Television exclusive: “Global Currents” – Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Showcase Returns

VANCOUVER, Oct. 4, 2007 (via COMTEX) — GTVLF | charts | news | PowerRating — style=’font-size:11px;’> <>

Global Television is pleased to present an all-new season of the critically acclaimed “Global Currents” documentary series.

by NationTalk on October 4, 20071265 Views

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22nd Annual Gemini Awards Honour Six Special Awards Recipients

TORONTO, Oct. 3 – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce the 2007 Gemini Awards Special Awards recipients. Each winner of these prestigious Special Awards represents the finest in Canadian television and will be honoured at upcoming galas for their outstanding contributions.

This year’s honourees include Canadian icon Don Harron, producer/writer/director John Kastner, the creative writing team of Canada’s highly regarded children’s program Mr. Dressup, Chris Clarke, Lilly Barnes, Joy Simons-Newall and Susan Marcus, and broadcast journalist Tony Burman. Special Awards will also be given to singer/songwriter and actor Tom Jackson and to the producers of Little Mosque On The Prairie.

For the full text of this release, please visit www.geminiawards.ca.

For further information: Media Contact: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Chris McDowall, (416) 628-5648, cmcdowall@hccink.com, www.holmescreativecommunications.com

by NationTalk on October 4, 2007904 Views

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22nd Annual Gemini Awards Honour Six Special Awards Recipients

(October 3, 2007) Toronto, ON – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce the 2007 Gemini Awards Special Awards recipients. Each winner of these prestigious Special Awards represents the finest in Canadian television and will be honoured at upcoming galas for their outstanding contributions.

This year’s honourees include Canadian icon Don Harron, producer/writer/director John Kastner, the creative writing team of Canada’s highly regarded children’s program Mr. Dressup,Chris Clarke, Lilly Barnes, Joy Simons-Newall and Susan Marcus, and broadcast journalist Tony Burman. Special Awards will also be given to singer/songwriter and actor Tom Jackson and to the producers of Little Mosque On The Prairie.

by NationTalk on October 4, 20071750 Views

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Call For Submissions: Showcase At The Manito Ahbee Festival

October 2, 2007

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Aboriginal Music Program Hallway Showcase at the Manito Ahbee Festival

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007

The Aboriginal Music Program will be hosting a Hallway Showcase at the MTS Centre on Saturday, November 3, 2007 during the Manito Ahbee Pow Wow. The showcase will give 4 bands the opportunity to play one 45-minute set each.

Showcase details:
DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2007
TIME: 1pm – 5pm
LOCATION: Upper Concourse Level, MTS Centre
FEES: MARIA defines showcases as opportunities for artists to perform for business purposes (book more performances, perform for industry professionals, etc…) and no performance fees will be paid.

by NationTalk on October 3, 20071014 Views

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Submissions are Now Open for The 2008 JUNO Awards

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TORONTO, ON (October 1, 2007) — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is now accepting submissions for the 2008 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards.

Submission forms are available starting October 1, 2007. The early-bird deadline this year is Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Those submitting nominations by the early-bird deadline receive a discount on nomination fees. All final submissions in the craft categories must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2007. The deadline for sales-based categories is January 7, 2008. For specific details on JUNO Awards nominations, submission procedures, fees and deadlines, please visit www.junoawards.ca.

by NationTalk on October 2, 2007877 Views

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Joanne Shenandoah and Bill Miller to Receive Special Honors as Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients at the Ninth Annual Native American Music Awards

New York, NY – Two of the biggest names in the Native American music industry, Joanne Shenandoah and Bill Miller, will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York.

by NationTalk on September 28, 20071331 Views

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Manitoba Artists Land 14 CAMA Nominations

September 27, 2007

Ten Manitoba artists have netted 14 nominations at the 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) making 2007 another strong year for homegrown talent. The CAMAs, now in their ninth year, are held in conjunction with the Canadian Aboriginal Festival, which runs November 30 – December 2, 2007 in Toronto. The awards will be handed out at the Rogers Centre on November 30.

by NationTalk on September 27, 20071114 Views

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Canadian Broadcaster To Address Indigenous Television Conference

September 25, 2007

A member of the original advisory board that developed the concept for Canada’s first Aboriginal television network will be a featured guest speaker at the inaugural World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference to be held in New Zealand in March next year.

Mr. Jean LaRose, a citizen of Odanak First Nation (Canada) who was appointed chief executive of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) in 2002, was previously the media relations officer and director of communications for the Assembly of First Nations, a position he held for eight years. He has also held various posts within the federal government, primarily in the area of communications.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20071122 Views

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WCMAs -Third Time’s A Charm

ARTIST: Jodie Borle
POSTED ON: 2007-09-25

Jodie has been chosen to perform at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards! The 2007 WCMAs will be held in Moose Jaw, SK, October 18-21, 2007. This year will mark the third time that Jodie has been chosen to perform at the event, which is unprecedented for a Manitoba jazz artist. Jodie showcased in the festival when it was held in Calgary and Regina in previous years.

“I am honoured to have been chosen to showcase at this year’s WCMAs,” Jodie said. “I am so proud of this accomplishment, and thrilled to be representing the Manitoba jazz scene once again in this great festival. I can’t wait to let everyone hear some of the music that is coming out of Winnipeg.”

One of the largest music events held in Canada each year, the Western Canadian Music Awards, conference and festival are rotated through the Yukon Territory and western provinces, with 2007 being Saskatchewan’s host year. For more information, please visit www.westerncanadianmusicawards.ca.

by NationTalk on September 25, 20071223 Views

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APTN Kids Gears Up For New Fall Season

Monday, 24 September 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is headed for fun and adventure this fall season with exciting new changes to the network’s kids programming schedule.

APTN welcomes a new face with the addition of its new Kid’s block host, Cassidy. This summer Cassidy beat out hundreds of children in a Canada-wide casting call to become APTN’s youngest on-air personality. She will host educational and fun segments during APTN’s new commercial-free Kid’s blocks.

by NationTalk on September 24, 20074224 Views

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Manitoba Artists Net 33 Nods At 2nd Annual APCMAS

September 13, 2007

Aboriginal artists from Manitoba demonstrated the strength of the regional scene, nabbing 33 nominations in 16 of the categories of the second annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA). The nominees were announced by the Manitoba Aboriginal Music Host Committee Inc. in Winnipeg on September 13 at a press conference at the Hudson Room of McPhillips Street Station.

The APCMAs features an online voting system, which gives Aboriginal music fans the chance to vote for their favorite act in each of the 21 categories. The winners will be announced at a nationally-televised award show on November 2 at the MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg. The awards are part of the 10-day Manito Ahbee festival, now in its second year.

by NationTalk on September 17, 20071368 Views

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Canadian Country Music Awards – Celebrated In Style

REGINA (September 10) – The Canadian Country Music Awards showcased some of Canada’s biggest country stars at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Monday night.

Hosted by Paul Brandt the show, immediately drove to the audience to a fever-pitch with Emerson Drive opening up with their big hit “Moments”, before taking home a hat-trick of CCMA Awards: Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year and Group or Duo of the Year. Saskatchewan gave a giant “shout out” to the province’s hometown boy Brad Johner, who was presented with Male Artist of the Year. The performance by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Jimmy Rankin together was that much sweeter as Johnson had just picked up Female Artist of the Year. Other awards over the night included Roots Artist of the Year to Corb Lund for the second year in a row. Doc Walker took home Album of the Year kudos for the band’s self-titled CD, and B.C.’s Aaron Pritchett took home SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for his country anthem “Hold My Beer”.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20071149 Views

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Shane Yellowbird Wins Chevy Rising Star of the Year at 2007 Canadian Country Music Awards

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9/11/2007

Samson Cree Nation, September 11, 2007: Congratulations going out to Shane Yellowbird, winner of the Chevy Rising Star of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held Monday, September 10th in Regina, SK., coming from Samson Cree Nation Chief and Council, and friends & family.

“We are very proud of Shane and I am sure his achievement will impact our community in a positive way,” stated Marvin Yellowbird, member of Samson Council and Shane’s uncle, “(Shane) is looked upon as a role model for the younger generation of Samson Cree Nation.”

by NationTalk on September 11, 20071311 Views

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APTN Launches Digitaldrum.ca

Thursday, 06 September 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website DigitalDrum.ca on September 17th.

DigitalDrum.ca will showcase Aboriginal culture, history, people, gifts, innovation, creativity and languages through video content that includes the APTN collection of vignettes, as well as user-generated video, audio, text and image content.

by NationTalk on September 7, 20073014 Views

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APTN Welcomes New Faces To The News & Current Affairs Team

Sept. 6, 2007

With exciting new changes slated for the fall season, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to welcome new faces and on-air personalities to the News & Current Affairs department.

APTN National News: Daytime welcomes a new face with Holly Bernier taking over the reigns of the daytime news. Holly brings a wealth of experience having previously worked at APTN as a host in promotions, a host and producer of Kids’ CBC, as well as a host for the 2006 NHL Awards. Former Daytime host Cheryl McKenzie will bring an investigative twist as the new host of APTN National News: Contact.

by NationTalk on September 6, 20072193 Views

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APTN Announces Gemini Nominations 2007

Wednesday Spetember 7, 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to recognize those programs associated with the network which recently received Gemini Award nominations for industry excellence.

Nominees for the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards, announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television on Tuesday August 28th, 2007, include two of the network’s popular series: Wapos Bay and renegadepress.com, each of which has received nominations for the third consecutive year. Both programs received funding from and/or were commissioned by APTN through Canadian independent producers.

by NationTalk on September 5, 20071191 Views

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bro’Town Is The # 1 Comedy At New Zealand Screen Awards

Wednesday, 05 September 2007

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to recognize the producers, cast and crew of bro’Town, for the show’s recent success at the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards, held August 1st at Auckland’s SkyCity theatre.

The bro’Town team won the coveted Best Comedy Program award for the third year in a row for its Halloween-themed episode Know Me Before You Haunt Me.

by NationTalk on September 5, 20071020 Views

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Eagle & Hawk to Land at Great Winnipeg Social

Two-time Juno Award winners to play Homecoming event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 30, 2007

WINNIPEG, MB – Two-time Juno award-winning band Eagle & Hawk will perform at the Great Winnipeg Social, Sat. Sept. 15 as part of UWinnipeg’s 40th Anniversary Homecoming. Eagle & Hawk are known for their distinct style of music, which will certainly have the social soaring that night. The event details are:

Great Winnipeg Social
Saturday, Sept. 15 – 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Clearsight Event Tent, Front Lawn of Wesley Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
Tickets are only $10.

by NationTalk on September 1, 20071162 Views

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2007 JUNO Awards Provide a $9.4 Million Boost to Saskatchewan Economy

For Immediate Release
August 29th, 2007

More proof that Canada’s premier music awards adds power to both performers and provincial pocketbooks.

An economic impact assessment just completed of the 2007 Juno Awards in Saskatoon indicates a $9.4 million increase in economic activity, $6.7 million of that specifically for the City of Saskatoon. The report, completed by the Paradigm Consulting Group, indicates most of the windfall came from visitors who came to Saskatoon specifically for the event and from the spending of event organizers who staged the Juno Awards and the many supporting events around the city and province.

by NationTalk on August 30, 20071160 Views

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4th Annual Aboriginal Music Festival

A one day music festival highlighting a large contingency of Saskatchewan Aboriginal talent in a variety of genres ranging from rock to folk, traditional, new age, hip-hop, classical, and world fusion. Other activities include craft exhibits, fashion show, media exhibits, 50:50, gate prizes, silent auctions and much more. Come and enjoy more than 30 outstanding performers from Saskatchewan’s own variety of talented Aboriginal musicians, have a steak, chicken or vegetarian meal and give to a worthy cause for a very moderate price. All proceeds will go towards the IPP Aboriginal Youth Development Programs.

LOCATION: Odeon Events Center, Saskatoon, SK
DATE: Sept 28, 2007
TIME: Doors open 4:30, Event at 5:00
AGES: All
COST: $20 (Cost includes a Steak, Chicken or Vegetarian Dinner)

Call Alex 966-2027 or Raul 966-4272 for Tickets!

>>Download the Music Festival Poster in PDF format

by NationTalk on August 30, 20071011 Views

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Global Television Garners 27 Nominations for 2007 Gemini Awards

INCLUDING…

GLOBAL NATIONAL:
BEST NEWSCAST, BEST ANCHOR, BEST SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE & BEST REPORTAGE

GLOBAL CURRENTS:
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES

FAITH WITHOUT FEAR:
DONALD BRITTAIN AWARD FOR BEST SOCIAL/POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

TORONTO, Aug. 28 – Global Television is pleased to announce its original programming has received 27 nominations for the 2007 Gemini Awards, including high-profile categories – Best Anchor, Kevin Newman and Best Newscast, Global National.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television revealed the nominees for the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards earlier today – For the complete list of nominees, please visit: www.geminiawards.ca.

by NationTalk on August 29, 2007973 Views

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Country Artists Say Thank You To Their Fans

2007 LINEUP FOR FANFEST ANNOUNCED

Toronto, ON – (August 24) The Canadian Country Music Association has released the names of the artists who will be performing one of the largest Canadian fan appreciation parties in country music each year: FanFest. Admission is free, and the party not only delivers over a dozen stars on stage – but autographs and photo opportunities with the stars themselves.

by NationTalk on August 27, 20071253 Views

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More Performers Announced For CCMA Awards Show

Country’s Biggest Acts and Special Guests Serve Up A Night of Stars

(August 23) – CCMA Awards producers continue to announce performers for this year’s show, to be held September 10 at Regina’s Brandt Centre and broadcast on CBC Television that night.

Hosted by Paul Brandt, the show lineup now includes multi-nominated group Doc Walker, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year nominee Jim Cuddy, and multi nominee and Saskatchewan native Brad Johner. Also confirmed is perennial CCMA awards winner Carolyn Dawn Johnson in a special performance with celebrated East Coast artist Jimmy Rankin.

by NationTalk on August 25, 20071095 Views

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Riverfest! 2007 Ready to Make Waves at Pinhey’s Point

14 • August 23, 2007

Riverfest! Celebrating the Ottawa River at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, 270 Pinhey’s Point Rd., Dunrobin. Sat., Aug. 25-Wakami Wailers concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26-live music, heritage re-enactors, demonstrations, 10a.m.-4p.m. 613-832-4347.

Ottawa – Visit Pinhey’s Point Historic Site on August 25 and 26, 2007 and celebrate Riverfest!, an annual event celebrating the rich history and traditions of the Ottawa River. The River has left an indelible mark on Ottawa and Riverfest! is the only event in the city that celebrates the Ottawa River, the people whose lives were shaped by it, and the river’s impact on the personality of the nation’s capital.

For the first time ever, Riverfest! kicks off early, starting Saturday night with a musical performance by the Wakami Wailers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071131 Views

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The 21ST Annual NCI Jam Contestants Announced

August 22, 2007

Manitoba’s Aboriginal radio network, NCI FM, has announced the 25 amateur singers who will be competing in this year’s NCI Jam. The 2007 installment will be held at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg on Saturday, September 22 and will provide each of the contestants with an opportunity to perform one song for the judges, capacity crowd and radio audience.

As in previous years, NCI FM will induct an artist into the Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame. The careers of Ray St. Germain and Bill Flamond will also be honored and the NCI FM “Single of the Year” will be announced with performances by Gabby Taylor, Gerry McIvor and Black Rain beforehand.

by NationTalk on August 24, 20071618 Views

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APTN Announces Fall ‘07 Programming Line-up

With an all-new fall season slated to hit television screens across the country November 5th, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to unveil its largest, most diverse programming line-up to date.

APTN will offer nine new entertainment/variety/lifestyle series, 11 returning entertainment/variety/lifestyle series (new seasons), four new children’s series and two children’s returning series (new seasons). The network’s popular movie slots will feature 38 new titles including blockbuster favourites The Matrix, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Under Siege, Disclosure, Cobb and Mask, and the Canadian broadcast premiere of Black Cloud. More than 30 new documentary offerings round out the schedule and include 20 world premieres.

by NationTalk on August 21, 20073004 Views

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APTN Announces Open Call Winners

The successful applicants of Open Call, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s recently-announced music video initiative, have been determined. The network is pleased to announce it will, through this initiative, assist seven established Canadian Aboriginal musicians or musical groups in producing a music video from a song that is featured on a current CD.

“We are proud and extremely encouraged by the number of entries, featuring all genres of music, that we received.” says Jean LaRose, APTN Chief Executive Officer. “The Programming staff at APTN had a difficult time narrowing the entries. It comes as no surprise to us because we have seen the high caliber of Aboriginal talent that abounds across this country.”

by NationTalk on August 21, 20071586 Views

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Vote Now: NCI FM “Single Of The Year”

August 20, 2007

The online polls for the NCI FM “Single of the Year” are open. This year, Gerry McIvor’s “Anishinabe Ikwe” and Gabby Taylor’s “Cool Me Down” are in the running along with a song by Black Rain.

To vote for your favorite song, simply visit www.ncifm.com/vote.html and click on your selection.

If you haven’t heard “Anishinabe Ikwe” or “Cool Me Down,” visit Gerry McIvor and Gabby Taylor on MySpace.com.

Gerry McIvor
www.myspace.com/gerrymcivor

Gabby Taylor
www.myspace.com/gabbytaylor

The “Single of the Year” will be announced on Saturday, September 22 at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall during the 2007 NCI Jam.

Tickets for the 2007 NCI Jam are available at Ticketmaster:
www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11003EF990C89E71

by NationTalk on August 21, 20071726 Views

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Five Acts Up For Indian Summer Music Awards

August 20, 2007

Five Manitoba artists have been nominated for the 2007 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA). The ISMA are held annually in conjunction with the largest Aboriginal music festival in North America, which draws close to 70,000 visitors to the Summerfest Grounds on the western shore of Lake Michigan each year. The ISMA winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the Indian Summer Festival (ISF) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 7, 2007.

This year’s nominees include JC Campbell in the Alternative Rock category and Tracy Bone in the Pop category. Country crooners Ron Loutit and Don Constant are both up in the Country category, and instrumental act Longhouse has been nominated for the Native Spirit category.

by NationTalk on August 21, 2007992 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Voting Begins

August 14, 2007

Online voting for the 2007 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards started Monday, August 13 at 5:00 pm Central. As in the previous year, the nominees and eventual winners in each of the 23 categories will be chosen by fans on the www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com website.

The winners will be announced at one of two award ceremonies in Winnipeg on November 1 and 2, 2007, with the second event being broadcasted live across Canada on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

In order to vote, you’ll need a valid email address, access to the Internet and a little bit of time to listen to the music in each category.

by NationTalk on August 14, 20072402 Views

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Brandt At The Helm For 2007 CCMA Awards

Initial List of Performers Released With More To Come

Toronto, ON – (August 8, 2007) The Canadian Country Music Awards confirmed that Paul Brandt will take to the stage in Regina, SK and lead the CCMA Awards celebration September 10 at Brandt Centre. Brandt, a Gemini winner for his role as host of the show, will once again be at the helm for a night that recognizes extraordinary achievement for Canada’s country music artists over the past year.

Brandt returns after a one-year break to say he’s pleased to be back as host, and adds “…Regina is one of my favorite cities and the reception from Country fans there has always been over the top…but really, you didn’t have to name the arena after me guys, that’s taking hospitality just a bit too far!” He also promised fans the September event would be “…an incredible party!”

by NationTalk on August 13, 20071062 Views

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