Last updated on September 10th, 2021 at 06:51 pm
Launched on September 1, 1999, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is a Canadian television national news program aired by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. They state their mission as “APTN is sharing our Peoples’ journey, celebrating our cultures, inspiring our children and honoring the wisdom of our Elders.” APTN offers various programming related to Aboriginal peoples, including national news, documentaries, dramas, entertainment specials, and more.
Funded by / Ownership
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network owns APTN News. APTN has a policy that 51% of ownership should be in the hands of aboriginal people. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
APTN National News publishes news stories using The Canadian Press, which is similar to the AP. Local and regional news reporting is reasonably low biased such as this Tensions rise in Wetaskiwin after homeless shelter closes. Articles are also properly sourced.
Editorially, they hold left-leaning positions, especially regarding the environment, such as this ‘A large step forward’: Arctic First Nation goes solar. Other left-leaning positions they support are social equality for LGBTQ and financial equality for women. Finally, they cover Covid-19 from a pro-science perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we APTN News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 9/16/17) Updated (9/10/2021)