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Ashley Callingbull

Ashley Callingbull Ashley Callingbull is an actress on APTN's critically acclaimed television drama Blackstone. She's from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, but spent part of her childhood in one of the most dangerous reserves in Canada, the... Watch Video »


Thomas King

Thomas King Thomas King is a writer, academic and broadcaster. His father was Cherokee and his mother of Greek and German background. He grew up in California and received a PhD in English literature at the University... Watch Video »


Ghislain Picard

Ghislain Picard Ghislain Picard has been the Regional Chief of the AFN for Quebec and Labrador since 1992. He is Innu (Montagnais) from the community of Betsiamites (Pessamit). He has a background in communications. He is co-founder... Watch Video »


Carla Robinson

Carla Robinson Carla Robinson is a host and journalist with CBC Television in Toronto. She was the first Aboriginal host for CBC network television. In this interview with Connie Walker, she reflects on a generation working in... Watch Video »


Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson Eric Robinson is Manitoba's Minister for Aboriginal and Northern Affairs. He believes that it's time Canada make an official apology and offer compensation to the 18,000 Aboriginal children in Canada who were taken from their... Watch Video »


Madeleine Redfern

Madeleine Redfern Madeleine Redfern is the mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut (elected in 2010). She has a law degree and was the first Inuk to be offered a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was also... Watch Video »


Matthew Mukash

Matthew Mukash Matthew Mukash is a former Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees in Quebec. He has been a strong advocate for the protection of his peoples traditional way of life in the face... Watch Video »



CLOSE UP WITH ELISAPIE ISAAC Meet Elisapie Isaac: an Inuk singer and songwriter and filmmaker. As an artist, she often explores the relationship between traditional and modern life in her native Nunavik. She often travels home to work directly with... Watch Video »


Diom Roméo Saganash

Diom Roméo Saganash Diom Roméo Saganash is a Cree from Waswanipi AND has spent the past twenty years of his life defending the rights of the James Bay Cree. In the spring of 2011, he was elected as... Watch Video »


Angela Sterritt

Angela Sterritt Angela Sterritt is a CBC reporter based in Yellowknife, but she is also an artist and a writer. She worked as a producer  for episodes 1 Indigenous in the City and 4 At the Crossroads, of... Watch Video »


Chief Clarence Louie

Chief Clarence Louie Clarence Louie is Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, a community in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, a position he has held since 1985. He is one of Canada's most high profile Aboriginal leaders and has... Watch Video »


Ron E Scott

Ron E Scott Ron E. Scott is Executive Producer, Writer and Director of Blackstone, the award winning television series about life on a fictional First Nation. The program is broadcast on APTN. The dramatic series has won wide... Watch Video »


Pamela Palmater

Pamela Palmater Pamela Palmater is a Mi'kmaq lawyer whose family originates from the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at... Watch Video »


The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair heads the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that is travelling across the country chronicling stories of residential school survivors. The testimonies will be collected as an archive about the shameful chapter... Watch Video »


The Right Honourable Paul Martin

The Right Honourable Paul Martin The Right Honourable Paul Martin was the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006. He founded the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) and the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) fund.... Watch Video »


John Borrows

John Borrows John Borrows is is an internationally respected law professor at the University of Victoria. He specializes in Indigenous legal rights and comparative constitutional law. Borrows is a strong proponent of incorporating Aboriginal concepts into the... Watch Video »


Ginger Gosnell-Myers

Ginger Gosnell-Myers Ginger Gosnell-Myers grew up on the west coast of BC and is of Nisga'a and Kwakwak'awakw heritage. She is a co-founder of the Centre for Native Policy and Research. She has also participated at the... Watch Video »


Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFC). For more than two decades she has been one of the country's most committed activists for First... Watch Video »


Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman Kent Monkman is an award-winning visual artist who works in a variety of media including painting, film/video, performance and installation. He is a member of the Fisher River Band in northern Manitoba and is of... Watch Video »


Dr. Evan Tlesla Adams

Dr. Evan Tlesla Adams Dr. Evan Tlesla Adams is British Columbia's first-ever Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor. Although Adams advocates greater access to family doctors and specialists, he also strongly advocates a holistic response for better health. Adams was... Watch Video »


Taiaiake Alfred

Taiaiake Alfred Taiaiake Alfred is a Mohawk scholar, writer and activist. He's a Professor of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria and focuses on issues ranging from assimilation to the environmental destruction of Aboriginal lands.... Watch Video »


Clarence T. (Manny) Jules

Clarence T. (Manny) Jules Manny Jules is Chairman of the First Nations Tax Commission, which helps First Nation governments build, maintain and benefit from fair and efficient property tax regimes. In 1988, Mr. Jules was the driving force behind... Watch Video »


Shawn A-in-chut Atleo

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo Shawn A-in-chut Atleo is National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He is a hereditary Chief from the Ahousaht First Nation, and also served as AFN regional chief in British Columbia. Angela Sterritt... Watch Video »


Leslie Varley

Leslie Varley Leslie Varley is the Director of B.C.'s Provincial Health Services Authority's Aboriginal Program. She is a member of the Nisga'a First Nation and a long time activist for Aboriginal peoples and has worked to... Watch Video »


Victoria Freeman

Victoria Freeman Victoria Freeman is the author of Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America Victoria Freeman is a Toronto-based writer whose work explores the role non-Aboriginal Canadians in the colonization of Indigenous Canadians. Freeman was... Watch Video »


Calvin Helin

 Calvin Helin Calvin Helin is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, lawyer and businessperson. His book Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance has been called courageous and ground-breaking. His second book, Breaking Free from Economic... Watch Video »


René Dussault

René Dussault The Honourable René Dussault was co-chair, along with George Erasmus, of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), which was initiated after the Oka crisis. Beginning in 1991, Dussault and Erasmus travelled the country listening... Watch Video »


Chief Kim Baird

Chief Kim Baird Chief Kim Baird is Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation in British Columbia. Her ancestral name is Kwuntiltunaat. Chief Baird was elected in 1999, at just 28 years old - at the time the youngest... Watch Video »