Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) Ring of Fire Investigative Report (October 18, 2010)

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (more commonly referred to as APTN) is a Canadian broadcast and cable television network. APTN airs and produces programs made by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples. It is noted as the first of its kind in the world and is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Wiki)

APTN Investigates, with host/producer Cheryl McKenzie, is an investigative journalism program that goes beyond the headlines to uncover the truth behind the most controversial Aboriginal news stories. Last October, 2010, the program produced a two-part series on the Ring of Fire mining camp in Northern Ontario’s Hudson Bay Lowlands. – APTN

Untapped mineral wealth under the ground in Northern Ontario will be a boon for mining companies and the provincial government. But local First Nations worry the riches will all flow south, leaving their people to deal with the leftover environmental damage for generations to come. How are First Nations coping with this 21st Century gold rush? APTN Investigates looks into the Ring of Fire and measures the burning desire to benefit from this mass of minerals.- APTN

Host/producer Michael Hutchinson reports from the Ring of Fire: