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APTN says funds needed from online streaming giants to help promote Indigenous voices – Toronto Star

November 24, 2023

GATINEAU, Que. – The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network says online streaming services should be required to contribute funding to the Canadian broadcasting system in the face of shrinking resources that are making it more difficult to tell Indigenous stories.

The Indigenous broadcaster says the creation of a “Services of Exceptional Importance Fund” would help it achieve its goal of maintaining cultural identity through its programming by fostering reconciliation and promoting Indigenous content and languages.

The company presented Friday to a CRTC panel as the federal broadcasting regulator continues its three-week hearing about what contributions traditional broadcasters and online streaming services will need to make to support Canadian and Indigenous content.

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