MP: Why do you think it’s important for APTN News to reach younger audiences?
JA: It’s important for APTN News to reach younger audiences because they are the ones who will affect change in this world. I believe sharing First Nations, Inuit and Métis stories from coast to coast to coast can bring Indigenous Peoples together and that showing positive stories can inspire and educate youth.
My goal is not only to share the stories with our own people, but to share it with non-Indigenous youth and adults. The key to change is education – people aren’t going to want change if they don’t know what issues are actually out there. Having social media allows us to expand our voice exponentially to those who aren’t familiar with APTN News.