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Aboriginal Day Live Turns 10 on June 25!

Come gather with APTN in Winnipeg

The launch of Aboriginal Day Live (formally Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration) was held outside APTN headquarters in Winnipeg. Since then, the event was moved to The Forks and has traveled to set up a twin stage in a different Canadian city for most years.

From Yellowknife to Whitehorse, to Ottawa, to Regina, to Iqaluit, to Halifax and Edmonton, many cities have welcomed the celebration! But this year's event will be held exclusively in Winnipeg to mark the event's beginning.

If you live in Winnipeg, the surrounding area or if you enjoy going on a road trip with friends or family, APTN invites you to gather at The Forks. Come celebrate for what has become and will continue to be the brightest point of summer. The event is FREE, and you don't need a ticket.

At 11:00 a.m., the spectacular Community Celebration Village opens for everyone. There will be new hand-selected elements from the arts and culture community to contribute to the Celebration Stage. Here, where crowds will flock all day long, striking and aweinspiring rotating performances will feature First Nations, Inuit, and Metis groups. A new addition, presented in partnership with MusiCounts and Long & McQuade, is the Instrument Petting Zoo. The area to play for aspiring musicians but everyone is welcome to join this jam space.

Other crowd pleasers are also returning. In partnership with Rhythm 104.7 FM and Sk8 Skates, the Skateboarding Competition is a flurry of flips and tricks. And brought to you by APTN and the Manito Ahbee Festival, the Aboriginal Day Live Pow Wow brings the beat and beauty of song, dance and regalia. The well-known classics of storytelling, cultural demonstrations and live art installations will also energize the day.

At 7:00 p.m., the main stage will burst with sounds for the Aboriginal Day Live evening concert, featuring select award-winning, and on the rise, Aboriginal musicians and entertainers from across Canada and beyond. Moreover, the co-hosts will also bring their dynamic personalities to the main stage! And don't forget your lawn chair, beach chair or blanket if you feel like having a seat.

So, who's part of the lineup?
Award-winning actor and much more, Tina Keeper of APTN hit show Cashing In and another local Kyle Nobess of APTN hit series Mohawk Girls - will co-host the Aboriginal Day Live evening concert. To mark a decade in the making performances include A Tribe Called Red, Buffy Sainte-Marie with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Dragonette, Elisapie, Genevieve Fisher, Ghostkeeper, Joey Stylez, and Kristi Lane Sinclair.

Adding sparks to the show, music collaborations have become a significant part of the concert, and this year Dragonette and Joey Stylez will pair-up to perform. For the rest of the details, you'll need to see it in-person or watch their performance on APTN! 

Now that's an extraordinary lineup!
You're also invited to join the conversation anytime on Twitter or Instagram by tagging your posts with #ADL2016, and APTN will share them with its followers. Posts that express the spirit of the celebration could be added to the LIVE broadcast.

Be sure to join APTN LIVE from Winnipeg, from wherever you are, on all APTN channels, the Aboriginal radio waves, or live stream at
Aboriginal Day Live evening concert broadcasts on Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. CT on APN.

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