We call upon the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, as an independent non-profit broadcaster with programming by, for, and about Aboriginal peoples, to support reconciliation, including but not limited to:
i. Continuing to provide leadership in programming and organizational culture that reflects the diverse cultures, languages, and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples.
ii. Continuing to develop media initiatives that inform and educate the Canadian public, and connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
We note that budget cuts have reduced the CBC‘s “capacity to provide Aboriginal programming”. It therefore calls for greater funding for the CBC. It also notes that the APTN “is well positioned to provide media leadership to support the reconciliation process.” A joint effort by both broadcasting stations would offer diverse language perspective of both journalist/broadcasting styles.
Compiled By: Aaron Furbert