Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting

Program Summary

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The objectives of the NAB are:
• to support the production of culturally-relevant Indigenous programming;
• to facilitate establishment and maintenance of production facilities;
• to ensure availability of a significant amount of radio and television programming;
• to contribute to the protection and enhancement of Indigenous languages and cultures; and
• to provide venues to articulate issues of relevance to Indigenous audiences and communities.

Eligible Recipients

Eligible organizations must provide broadcast communications north of the Hamelin Line, which is drawn at the 55th parallel and defines the Canadian North for purposes of policy.

Eligible recipients include not-for-profit, democratically controlled:
• not-for-profit, democratically controlled Indigenous organizations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act or under corresponding provincial or territorial legislation;
• independent Indigenous community groups that include ad-hoc committees defined as a temporary committee set up to do a specific task and are not a permanent standing committee;
• non-Indigenous organizations working in partnership with Indigenous organizations or Indigenous advisory committees in situations where incorporated Indigenous organizations or Indigenous community groups do not exist.

Application Deadline

November 19

Contact Information

Department of Canadian Heritage
Prairies and Northern Region
P.O. Box 2160
510-240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3R5

Telephone: 1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).