Arctic Inspiration Prize 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony to be Broadcast on Both APTN and CBC

February 16, 2022

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) announced today an exciting new broadcast partnership with APTN and CBC that will bring this year’s awards ceremony to communities from coast to coast to coast on March 4, 2022, on TV and online.

In addition to celebrating this year’s incredible finalists and winners, this year’s ceremony will showcase the past 10 years of its “by the North, for the North” impact that has been made possible by the AIP, its laureates and its many partners.

“The AIP has been an excellent partner over the years, and we’re very pleased to partner with them once again as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arctic Inspiration Prize,” says Adam Garnet Jones, director of TV content and special events at APTN. “This award shines a spotlight on the incredible talent and inspiring work that Northerners are doing in their communities. We’re looking forward to sharing this special broadcast with communities across Turtle Island.”

“The CBC is honoured to be a part of the Arctic Inspirations Prize awards ceremony. Especially this year as the AIP celebrates its tenth anniversary. We are committed to deepening the connection with our northern communities and serving our audience with great northern programming like this year’s awards ceremony. We want to congratulate all the winners and their respective communities,” said Mervin Brass, Senior Managing Director, CBC North.

The AIP is proud to once again be working with Indigenous production company, Animiki See Digital Production to produce this year’s awards ceremony.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by northern artists and performers Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and William Greenland. The ceremony will also feature performances PIQSIQ (NWT/Nunavut), Dena Zagi (Yukon) and the Huqqullaaqatigiit Drum Dancers (Nunavut).

“We are so excited to be sharing this special 10th anniversary awards ceremony with our fellow Northerners, as well as Canadians across the country. Every aspect of the ceremony will feature a past AIP finalist or laureate, showcasing the ongoing creativity and innovation of the AIP community and people of the North,” said Wally Schumann, Chair of the Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust. “We can’t wait to invite the rest of Canada to be inspired by what the North has to offer.”

Tune in on March 4, 2022 to join in the celebration:

For more on this year’s AIP finalists please visit the AIP website here. Pictures of the hosts and performers can be found here.

About the AIP

As the largest annual prize in Canada, the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) inspires, enables and celebrates the achievements of the people of the North. The AIP recognizes diverse teams and enables their innovative projects in the fields of education, health and wellbeing, culture, arts and language, science and traditional knowledge, climate change and the economy. Each year, the AIP awards: one $1 million prize, up to four prizes of up to $500,000 each, and up to seven youth prizes of up to $100,000 each. The AIP is owned and governed by the northern-led AIP Charitable Trust and is a community of Indigenous organizations, governments, industry, philanthropy, and many other partners from the North and South.

About APTN

APTN launched in 1999 as the world’s first national Indigenous broadcaster, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. A respected non-profit and charitable broadcaster, it’s the first of its kind in North America. The network is Sharing Our Stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages to nearly 10 million Canadian subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audiences through genuine, inspiring and engaging entertainment on multiple platforms.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

For further information:

Allison MacLachlan
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