Federal government trying to silence Aboriginal media in the North: CKLB

The largest Aboriginal broadcaster in the Northwest Territories is accusing the federal government of trying to shut down Aboriginal media in the north.

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The largest Aboriginal broadcaster in the Northwest Territories is accusing the federal government of trying to shut down Aboriginal media in the North.

CKLB claims the feds are making the funding process too complicated and drawn out in order to make them give up and shut their doors.

APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers has more on this story.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

17 thoughts on “Federal government trying to silence Aboriginal media in the North: CKLB

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  2. We need more information as to what is happening to the people and their enviromental issues. We can`t wait till the water is gone.The people are hurting now. Let your voices be loud. How can we help?

  3. What can we expect next from the Harper Conservatives, secret police dragging his opponents away in the dark of night?

  4. Harper is trying to silence media?
    Didn’t Theresa Spence just kick reporters from the National out of Attawapiskat in an attempt to repress the average citizen from voicing their opinion? Communist China anyone?

    1. Not quite the same thing, ask Harper about COMMUNIST CHINA he was partying over there not too long ago. When he awoke from this party, he suddenly realized (OOPS) that he authorized a sale of Canadian Interests. Land and oil, to a Communist Country, of all people. COMMUNISTS!!!! everyone should be appalled at this SELLOUT. Do you have stocks in the oil industry?.

    2. Excellent Observation.But now some will say,, Not same thing..It is ok for us to do what WE Want Attitude..

  5. No surprise in this at all. Very, very sad, but not surprising, given the Prime Minister’s approach.

  6. The thing is..The whole World knows and is behind the Movement.. How silly it is for the Feds to try to hide their heads in the sand !

      1. The reasonable explanation would be, anything to do with Gov, and funding is so steeped in paper work,, It is not just you, or First Nations that must cope with that, So do we “White People,” believe it or not.. Stop feeling like the Gov ,is always out to get you… That is simply my take on this…

  7. You cant apply capitalistic standards to something like this… it’s a matter of survival for these people in the North. If Harper was really concerned about sovereignty in the North he would be funding these people properly even if he doesn’t agree with them… but of course we all know what sovereignty in the North means to Harper and that is simply control over the natural resources, the people be damned!

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