Indigenous influencers spin their magic on InFocus


Indigenous influencers are on every medium across social media.

Jump on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, or Facebook you’ll see comedians, magicians and singers producing videos to entertain or educate.

Many, including Sherry McKay, Brett Mooswa and Kairyn Potts, have parlayed their TikTok fame into full-time work with big things on the horizon.

On this edition of InFocus, we catch up with some of them and APTN’s own TikTok magician Savannah Kelly introduces us to rising stars in the social media universe.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).