Nations at War launches new season on APTN

Producer says he wants to teach next generation about the ancestors.


Now in its second season, Nations at War tells the story of battles fought on Turtle Island.

Jason Friesen is the producer of the TV series and says there is a lot of history that has been left out of text books.

“You know I think the real goal of the series isn’t to commemorate violence at all but its show the detrimental aspects of it you know because a lot of people they see a series like that and even the title Nations at War, I mean it is nations at war, but by no means are we promoting war,” he said. “And as something that should happen or a solution its part of our history.”

Friesen said he is inspired to teach the next generation about their ancestors and the truth behind how Indigenous Peoples fought for land, rights and equality.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.