The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will celebrate Indigenous Day Live on June 23, 2018. More details soon!

FROM LAST YEAR: On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, join the gathering and celebrate Aboriginal cultures with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s Aboriginal Day Live across Canada!

This year marks the largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day in Canada’s history, as we host celebration in eight cities across the country: Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Edmonton and Vancouver.

All Canadians are invited to join us – for free day celebrations and activities as well as a live concert – on location in our host cities, via a live 7-hour TV broadcast, via participating radio stations and online.


Major’s Hill Park will burst with the sounds of some of the most recognized entertainers in Aboriginal music and television.

PRE-SHOW: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET

Emerging artists will take the stage prior to the live evening concert.

  • Relic Kings
  • Shawnee
  • Amanda Rheaum

CONCERT: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET featuring

  • Picture of Elisapie   ELISAPIE

    Soulful folk music connects with her origins. Elisapie’s music goes back to her roots, with both soft and raw moments and a mix of Inuktitut and English.


  • Picture of Florent Vollant   FLORENT VOLLANT

    For over 25 years now Innu author, composer and singer, Florent Vollant has performed across Canada and abroad, proudly representing the language and culture of Maliotenam’s Innu community all around the world. From his days of Kashtin to his very successful solo career, the singer-songwriter has become one of the most familiar faces of the First Nations. With the release of his fourth solo album in 2015, Puamuna, meaning “dream” in the Innu language, Vollant returns to the very source of traditional Innu singing, where everything is born, that is to say in dreams.


  • Picture of Genevieve Fisher   GENEVIEVE FISHER

    Swiftly rising on the Canadian country music scene, Genevieve Fisher continues to expand her influence on the country music scene with 5 top 50 hit songs already to her credit on the National Charts, including her most recent 2017 release, “Take It On Home”.


  • Picture of Rhonda Head   RHONDA HEAD

    Multi-award-winning opera singer from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, in northern Manitoba. Her third CD called Kisakihitan which means “I love you” in the Cree language. The words, compositions and melodies were inspired by the landscape of her home community.


  • Picture of Zachary Richard   ZACHARY RICHARD

    Singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist, environmentalist. He’s among the most important francophone artists of North America. With 20 albums, including several gold and platinum albums, on his roster.

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