WINNIPEG, TORONTO and OTTAWA

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will celebrate Indigenous Day Live at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival on June 23, 2018.

Get ready for the largest national celebration in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day: Indigenous Day Live (IDL)!

On Saturday, June 23, APTN will host Indigenous Day Live from Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa. There will be a round dance at 1:30 pm near the APTN main stage (all welcome!) and a free evening concert broadcasted live on APTN. The multi-platform broadcast will air on APTN from 7:00 pm – 12:00 am ET.

Here in Ottawa, Vincent Massey Park will burst with the sounds of some of the most recognized entertainers in Indigenous music and television.

PRE-SHOW: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

These emerging artists will take the stage prior to the live evening concert:
– Cody Coyote
– Mimi O’Bonsawin
– Nigel Irwin

CONCERT: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET featuring…

Andrea Brazeau Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

ANDREA BRAZEAU (HOST)

Last year’s co-host in Winnipeg — passionate and proud of her Indigenous culture and identity. Born and raised in Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC, now living in Montréal attending McGill University.

Dave Jenniss Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

DAVE JENNISS (HOST)

A police officer in the Indigenous humoristic web series Police sans réserve webcast by APTN and TV5. Son of a Métis father from the Maliseet of Viger First Nation, self-taught actor and playwright, but since 2008 his reputation as a writer is growing steadily.

Lido Pimienta Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

LIDO PIMIENTA

Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. Sways from electronic beats, analog synths and Afro-Colombian rhythms to out-of-this-world chanting. An improv virtuoso of her generation.

APTN IDL Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

TOM WILSON

Hamilton songwriter – the progenitor of “Acid Folk.” Previous two albums were long-listed for the Polaris Prize and nominated for a JUNO. Creator of a dynamic footprint on Canada’s song-scape, a deeply personal, but universally affecting sound.

BROOKE SIMPSON

Recorded her first song at the age of two! Just a happy girl writing sad songs and a full-blooded member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. Rose to international attention in 2017 as a contestant on The Voice.

MIKE PAUL KUEKUATSHEU

Singer-songwriter from Mashteuiatsh, an Innu community in QC. Folk, pop and traditional sounds in French, Innu-aimun and English. Rich in emotions, his show will make you vibrate to the rhythm of Mother Earth.

Julian Taylor Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

JULIAN TAYLOR BAND

Travellers of ‘Funk, Soul & Roll.’ Their soulful beats resound from wider horizons. Rhythm and blues, hard rock, thoughtful folky songs, and dabbling in hip-hop. A signal of something new.

APTN IDL Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

KELLY FRASER WITH BUFFY HANDEL & DANCERS

Originally from Sanikiluaq, NU. Singer and rapper in both English and Inuktitut, seamlessly blending the two languages with her powerful, insightful, and politically-relevant lyrics. Her latest album influenced by contemporary pop, EDM, and hip-hop.

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