- Program selection must be of interest to a national Aboriginal audience.
- The producer must:
- be an Aboriginal Person, if an individual, which is defined to include a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual who resides in Canada;
- be an Aboriginal Production Company, incorporated under the laws of Canada in which Aboriginal persons own a minimum of 51% of the voting shares.
APTN requests applicants to voluntarily self-identify. APTN requires statistics in these areas for reporting requirements to the Board of Directors and the CRTC. An Aboriginal person is defined to include a First Nations, Inuit or Métis person who resides in Canada.