APTN is committed to the development of Aboriginal media professionals across Canada. An APTN Scholarship helps First Nation, Inuit and Métis students in a post-secondary program leading to full-time employment in a television or filmmaking career.
Here are the APTN Scholarship Program recipients to date. Each student was awarded a scholarship valued at $2,000 to support their academic and/or living costs.
2016 Scholarship Recipients
Adeline is Southern Tutchone and Cree. Her industry experience is from Northern Native Broadcasting as an on-air host/producer, and she is a full-time student in Communications Studies for Broadcasting at Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. Her goals and ambition for broadcasting deeply connect with the surrounding stories that support her community.
Some of Adeline’s achievements include the Dean’s Honor Roll in 2016 and a successful practicum, which included a collaboration to implement a radio station in Fort McKay, AB. When she isn’t studying, Adeline volunteers for Fish Rescue at Buffalo Rock Tipi Camp with Harley Bastien and Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle, to name a few.
Adeline says an APTN Scholarship will aid her career path by helping with financial difficulties while attending school, loan payments, a laptop for future projects and research skills.
Savannah has family roots in Kinosota, a historic Métis community along the shores of Lake Manitoba. She is completing her Media Production Major in Creative Communications at Red River College and feels at home behind a camera, hoping to channel that interest into a lifelong career.
Whether Savannah ends up creating documentaries, films, or broadcast news, she wants to tell stories that matter to Indigenous Peoples.
Savannah says an APTN Scholarship has set her life on a new path. Now she can focus on her studies without worrying about the expense. But more importantly, Savannah is inspired and honoured by the recognition from the world’s first national Aboriginal broadcaster.
APTN is proud to present this opportunity to other students across Canada who plan on exploring their passion for television or filmmaking. The network will be announcing its next offering of scholarships in spring 2017.