APTN’s Down2Earth Documentary Series Wins Award

APTN’s Down2Earth Documentary Series Wins Award

ICTMN Staff
4/15/11

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s (APTN) Down2Earth environmental-documentary show is a winner in the first Canadian Environmental Media Awards, to be handed out on April 16.

Starting this year the Green Living Show, a showcase of environmentally friendly products and services run by the environmental-image consulting firm Green Living Online, is recognizing media that contribute to a greater understanding of environmental issues.

APTN’s new documentary series Down2Earth explores indigenous solutions to man-made environmental problems, sharing environmental success stories that can give viewers ideas on how to implement solutions on their own turf. Director and producer Barbara Hager will accept her award at the Green Living Show on April 16. #1 Your birthday becomes an international event. * Reason #2 Feeds have become the talk of town * Reason #3 Upload Pictures, Videos and create Blogs Next Reason Sign Up Subscribe MOST POPULAR * Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California Feinstein’s New Bill: ‘It’s a Travesty’ * A bull elk in the forest Elk: Taking and Giving Back * Navajo artist Raymond C. Yazzie spearheaded Native American Artists for Japan (Photo courtesy of NAAJ) Indian Artists Auction Art Online for Japan Disaster Relief * Bemidji Door Signs Ojibwe Words Help Temper Racism * Riders prepared to embark on the Dakota 38 Ride to Mankato, Minnesota, to commemorate the hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. The April 4-5 American Indian Histories and Cultures Conference at SDSU will call attention to the history through speaker presentations and a film documentary. American Indian Histories and Cultures Conference Focuses on Mass Hanging of Dakota Men See All See More Video * Jon-Michael-McGrath-IIC Cherokee Skeet Shooter Wins Gold Medal * "Run to the East" documentary tells the stories of three high school seniors on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. Navajo Distance Runners Star in ‘Run to the East’ Documentary * Beau LeBeau (Oglala Lakota) reclaims his health in the documentary "Good Meat." (Photo courtesy of Native American Public Telecommunications) Oglala Lakota Man Reclaims His Health in Documentary ‘Good Meat’ * Blackstone River country: The river is one of seven that feed into the Peel Watershed and drain much of the northern Yukon. Yukon First Nations Closely Guarding Peel Watershed * Lance Morgan, NACA Chairman & CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., defends the Native 8(a) program at the hearing for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. (Photo courtesy of video posted by Sarah Lukin, NACA) Indian Leaders Back Native 8(a) Program See All See More SCHOLARSHIPS * National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association * Sovereignty Symposium * Ute Mountain Ute Tribe * International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons * Native American Education Grants * American Indian Education Foundation * American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship * Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship * Stockbridge-Munsee * University of Mary Hardin-Baylor See All See All NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES * Missouri State University * Minot State University * University of Oregon * Evergreen State College * California State University – Chico * University of California – Berkeley * Willamette University * University of Kansas School of Law * Creighton University * University of North Dakota School of Law See All See All TRIBAL COLLEGES * Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College * Sinte Gleska University * Nebraska Indian Community College * Haskell Indian Nations University * Tohono O’odham Community College * Institute of American Indian Arts * Bay Mills Community College * Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute * Salish Kootenai College * Sitting Bull College See All See All POW WOW ALERTS Creighton University All Nations Pow Wow 2500 California Plaza Omaha, Neb. April 16, 2011 Huu-ay-aht First Nation—Abalone Project | Indian Country Today Media Network" href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/node/" target="_self">This clip shows the Huu-ay-aht First Nation's project to farm the endangered abalone.

Also winning was a documentary on the Alberta oil sands, Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands, which Green Living calls “an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project,” directed by Peter Mettler and produced by Spencer Tripp, Sandy Hunter and Laura Severinac.

The awards were chosen by a jury of Canadian and American media professionals, APTN said.

The Green Living Show, an exhibition of environmentally friendly products and services, is being held in Toronto from April 15–17.

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