Aboriginal Day LIVE 09

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Synopsis of Aboriginal Day Live 2009:

It's become one of the biggest celebrations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and once again APTN's Aboriginal Day Live is ready to shine in 2009. Honouring National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice, APTN's much-heralded live event takes place on dual stages, combining for an extended three and a half hour national live telecast from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Whitehorse, Yukon. The show features an evening of music, entertainment, comedy and traditional dance with many talented Aboriginal artists and performers gracing both stages. Past performers will be part of the celebration as will a whole new and extraordinary lineup of stars including headliners Buffy Sainte-Marie and Crystal Shawanda, Derek Miller, George Leach, Brule & the American Indian Rock Opera (AIRO), Eagle & Hawk, Joey Stylez, the Sayisi Dene Survivors, The Flummies, Donny Parenteau, Ed Peekeekoot, Jerry Alfred, the First Peoples Performance Group, Kinnie Starr, and hosts Don Kelly, Patrice Mousseau, Ryan McMahon and Waneek Horn-Miller. The broadcast closes with an amazing display of fireworks, making this must-see programming for the entire family.

About Aboriginal Peoples Television Network:

September 1, 2009 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN broadcasts from coast to coast to coast and is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite (DTH), telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. More than 80% of APTN programming is Canadian in content and is delivered in multiple languages including 56% English, 16% French and 28% in various Aboriginal languages. The network produces three news and current affairs programs from its Winnipeg headquarters and operates 11 regional news bureaus across the country.