Find Out How to Bring Quality Indigenous Programming to the USA!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 26th, 2016 Last Updated on: January 26th, 2016

Our cousins to the North have been watching great television shows and movies on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) since 1999. Don't you think it's about time they shared the airwaves with us? Well we're in luck because APTN wants to launch in the United States!

APTN USA will be available via satellite and/or cable, and will be a national network available coast-to-coast for native and non-native audiences. It will feature programming content that is made by Natives and shares our cultures and our stories. Hopefully some of the shows that made them unique like Blackstone, Mohawk Girls, and The Other Side will still make it to our schedule!


So how can you make sure this programming makes it to the U.S.? They've launched a letter writing campaign and are looking to collect 1500 letters from potential viewers like you by February 8th. These letters will then be passed on to executives of national cable and satellite companies to show there is a demand in the American market!


Please send your letter to us in PDF format. Letters in WORD document form are also accepted if you are not able to PDF your document. Don’t forget to include your name and address so we know what part of the country you are writing from.


Imagine you are writing to the top executives of major media companies. We want you to write a letter to them, endorsing this initiative to launch an American native network. We invite you to share your thoughts about how this is an important historic initiative that can benefit the country culturally, socially, politically and economically. The letter can be a paragraph or two. It needs to cover the following points:

  • Why do you feel a network dedicated to native content is important, personally, for your community, and for the country?
  • What excites you about this new initiative?
  • Would you watch a network dedicated to native content?
  • Would you pay for a subscription to a cable or satellite company that offered this network?

Any other comments about why this is important to you and that you want to tell media executives about why they should push forward with this business venture.

And as an added incentive APTN has teamed up with Steven Paul Judd to giveaway a limited edition t-shirt! Check it out below!


So what are you waiting for?

Send your letters to [email protected]

For more information on APTN USA or sample letter format, please visit http://www.iwantmyaptnusa.com/home.html.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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