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A season of linguistic pride: Indigenous languages take centre stage in APTN’s spring programming

From a media release:

APTN is proud to announce its spring lineup, which promises to inspire, educate and ignite conversations across the nation. Through groundbreaking newscasts and language revitalization initiatives, APTN continues to uplift Indigenous voices on-screen.

News and current affairs programming
APTN is strengthening its commitment to news and current affairs by introducing a 30-minute midday edition of APTN National News that aims to give viewers a quick snippet of key stories during their lunch breaks. The program offers a more lighthearted newscast, while still covering the events that impact First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Tune in to the live newscasts on weekdays or access them anytime at aptnnews.ca/newscasts/.

APTN National News at noon CT
APTN TV premiere date: May 6, 2024 (English)

New language & entertainment programming
As part of the network’s commitment to language revitalization, APTN is launching several new Indigenous-language series alongside its English and French offerings. These programs showcase the power of culture, help people engage with their language in a fun way and spark dialogue that connects generations.

On the Front Line – Season 1 – Docuseries (originally aired in French as Sur le terrain)
APTN lumi premiere dates: April 29, 2024 (Innu) & April 30, 2024 (English)
APTN TV premiere dates: May 6, 2024 (Innu) & May 7, 2024 (English)

Pow Wow Chow – Season 1 – Docuseries
APTN lumi premiere date: April 30, 2024 (Ojibwe & English)
APTN TV premiere date: May 7, 2024 (Ojibwe & English)

Chums – Season 1 – Kids/Youth
APTN lumi premiere dates: May 4, 2024 (Ojibwe) & May 5, 2024 (Cree & English)
APTN TV premiere dates: May 11, 2024 (Ojibwe) & May 12, 2024 (Cree & English)

Mi’kma’ki – Season 1 – Docuseries
APTN lumi premiere dates: April 29, 2024 (Mi’kmaq) & July 30, 2024 (English)
APTN TV premiere dates: May 6, 2024 (Mi’kmaq) & Aug. 6, 2024 (English)

Lands Enchanted – Season 1 – Docuseries (originally aired in English)
APTN TV premiere date: May 7, 2024 (Cree)
APTN lumi premiere date: May 8, 2024 (Cree)

La brigade – Season 1 – Kids/Youth
APTN TV premiere date: May 11, 2024 (French)
APTN lumi premiere date: May 12, 2024 (French)

Returning fan favourites
Moosemeat & Marmalade (image above), one of APTN’s most successful productions ever, is going out with a memorable final season of laughter, adventure and, as always, mouthwatering food. Before they hang up their aprons, beloved chefs Art and Dan explore the traditional recipes and hunting practices of Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Sweden and more. For longtime fans or those who are hungry to catch up on the action, all past seasons of Moosemeat & Marmalade will be available for streaming on APTN lumi this July in English, Cree and French. Other programs returning to APTN this spring include the second season of Bears’ Lair, featuring 18 new Indigenous entrepreneurs in a friendly competition for $100,000.

Moosemeat & Marmalade – Season 7 – Docuseries
APTN TV premiere dates: May 6, 2024 (French) & May 7, 2024 (English)
APTN lumi premiere dates: May 7, 2024 (French) & May 8, 2024 (English)

Bears’ Lair – Season 2 – Reality/Competition
APTN TV premiere dates: June 4, 2024 (English) & June 10, 2024 (French)
APTN lumi premiere dates: June 5, 2024 (English) & June 11, 2024 (French)

Visit www.aptntv.ca/schedule for the full APTN TV schedule.


Preview: APTN’s Moosemeat & Marmalade cooks up more adventures in Season 6

I’m constantly flipping around the TV channels, looking for interesting programs to check out. One of those, Moosemeat & Marmalade, has been on my radar for a while. I’d always catch a stray few minutes here or there, not knowing too much about it. Now I do.

Season 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade kicks off Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on APTN, promising more adventures, stories, laughs and—of course—food.

Hosted by Art Napoleon and Dan Hayes, Moosemeat & Marmalade—offered in English, French and Cree— follows bush cook Art (the Moosemeat part of the equation) and the classically-trained chef Dan (the Marmalade) as they seek out culinary adventures worldwide. A slight tweak to this new season has the pair sticking to Western Canada, and I think that’s a good thing.

In Tuesday’s debut, the duo are in Victoria, hunting a critter many of us see loping around our backyard: the grey squirrel. After being given permission by an Elder to hunt the invasive species, Art and Dan are off to meet trapper Mike Webb. Mike, who hunts humanely, explains the greys took a shine to Vancouver Island and quickly began devouring songbirds and their eggs and destroying bird habitats. While they wait for some protein to be caught, the pair forage for sides like nettles before catching up with Emilee Gilpin, who schools Art and Dan on hunting the traditional way, with bow and arrow. Needless to say, Dan is not a natural, leading to many funny moments and gentle teasing. Nor is Art, as it turns out.

“Despite popular belief, not all Indians are good at bow and arrow or canoeing,” Art says to the camera. After collecting several squirrels and a tobacco ceremony, it was time to eat a chicken finger-inspired recipe with potatoes and a nettle salad.

Upcoming instalments feature trips across British Columbia and Saskatchewan, highlighting Indigenous food sovereignty, ethical and sustainable food preparation and practices, and inter-tribal food traditions. 

Moosemeat & Marmalade airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on APTN.

Image courtesy of APTN.