• African News hosts Georja Calvin-Smith (NITV News )Source: NITV News
NITV marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples with a roll out of new international news programs across the week.
NITV Staff Writers

9 Aug 2020 - 3:44 PM  UPDATED 1 Sep 2020 - 1:17 PM

As International Day for Indigenous Peoples is marked, NITV is launching a African News series.

Every Sunday at 5:45pm - African News - will cast an eye across the communities of this culture rich continent.  It will look at the issues facing these societies as they try to shake off the legacy of a colonial past and strive to build a brighter future for an emerging generation. 

African News will provide a 15 minute lead in for Maori Television's premier current affairs show - Te Ao with Moana. This is hosted by singer and Maori rights activist Moana Maniapoto. 

Te Ao with Moana examines national and international stories through a Māori lens. Māori Television is New Zealand’s indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programs for audiences across the country and online.

Completing the Sunday international news trilogy at 6:30pm is APTN National News Weekend.

Produced by Aboriginal Peoples' Television Network in Canada - this is a weekly review of the stories impacting the Indigenous nations within Canada.  

APTN has served Indigenous Peoples in Canada as well as Canadian audiences, for over two decades. Today, APTN shares programming by, for and about Indigenous Peoples to all Canadians as well as viewers around the world

NITV is also building its On Demand catalogue of International news.

Currently Nouvelles Nationales d'APTN  offers a weekly round up from Canada's French speaking Indigenous communities.

While Irish Weather  provides a unique space for the Gaelic language and a daily update on the weather in Ireland.

This week NITV's On Demand offering will increase to include Maori Television's daily news bulletin - Te Ao Marama.

While Taiwan Indigenous Television will provide insights from the ancient homeland of the Polynesians with TITV Daily News in Mandarin.