FNUniv Gets Set To Host APTN for National Aboriginal Day

by NationTalk on May 28, 2012605 Views

For Immediate Release

Doyle Anderson, President of First Nations University of Canada, today welcomed the announcement that Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will be hosting part of its National Aboriginal Day celebrations in Regina on June 23.

“This is a joining together of two great voices for Aboriginal people in Canada. We are very happy to have APTN join us at First Nations University of Canada in celebrating the traditions and achievements of First Nations people,” said Anderson.

For the past six years, the Winnipeg-based APTN has staged a major music festival to mark National Aboriginal Day. In addition to its Winnipeg concert, each year the network hosts a concert at a second location in Canada. At a press conference today at FNUniv, APTN made it official that this year’s second concert on June 23 will be held in Regina.The free concert will feature an artisans village, music and dance performances, traditional demonstrations, live art installations, traditional and non-traditional food, children’s activities and storytelling.

“Through song and dance, this will be another opportunity to tell the stories of Canada’s First Nations from yesterday and today, and our dreams for tomorrow. Preserving our culture, celebrating our successes and building for the future through greater First Nations contributions to Canada’s economy and society are goals that FNUniv and APTN share equally,” Anderson said.

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For more information: Richard Missens, Executive Director of Community Relations, 790-5950 ext #2108

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