#FIRSTLOOK: “THE FEATHER NEWS” COMING TO APTN LUMI
Starting February 14, 2023, all episodes of the hilarious pseudo-newscast THE FEATHER NEWS will be available on APTN lumi, APTN’s exclusive streaming service. The short-form series will feature six sketch-based episodes from Indigenous producer Ryan Moccasin and comedians Shawn Cuthand and Danny Knight.
Episode 1 – “Latimer Violence”
Our cutting edge news team takes on the issue of false identity in this episode. We provide a news update, highlight a new “Racism Simulator” business, and interview a traditional dancer with an identity crisis.
Episode 2 – “Picket Signs”
What’s with all the protests in Indigenous country? We dive deep into all the social movements around the world and whether or not they are effective (hint: they are).
Episode 3 – “Arrested Development”
The RCMP and Indigenous people have a long and difficult history. In this episode, we attempt to demystify this relationship through news updates, a police officer on a talent show, and an interview with a criminal on the run.
Episode 4 – “Race Relations”
Canada is a multicultural nation and our news crew takes aim on how this plays out in everyday life. We reimagine how the Treaty Signings occurred if there were different approaches, we interview the Pope (yes, THE Pope), and take a deep dive into race relations through a cutting edge monologue.
Episode 5 – “Never Read The Comments”
In this episode, we take on the social media industry and how it affects our communities and relationships. We interview a TikTok influencer, sit down with a politician who has a radical plan to combat online racism, and find out if using social media for change is effective or not.
Episode 6 – “Casino Industrial Complex”
What’s with all the casinos in Indigenous country? Our news team is deployed to find out how the economy actually works on reserves and how we generate revenue elsewhere. And as an added bonus, we tackle taxes and provide truth on how these are paid in Indigenous communities. Yes, we do pay those!
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