Watchers of the North News

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You submitted them -  photos of your nearest and dearest Canadian Rangers from across the land - and then you voted!

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted - your participation is what makes this fun!

We're launching a fun new photo contest to promote the scope and work of the Canadian Rangers!
We filmed in 2 communities in Nunavut, but there are over 5000 Rangers in over 200 communities in every province and territory. This contest gives Canadian Rangers, as well as their friends and family members, the chance to proudly share them with the rest of Canada!
The contest will be open from September 24 to October 8.
Tonight on APTN at 8PM - the next chapter in Watchers of the North hits the airwaves!
"A realistic Search and Rescue exercise brings out difficult memories for
Rangers searching for a lost hunter."
Check out the trailer here and tune in at 8pm!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!We're Launching a Weekly Contest Today!

Just over 1 week to go before Watchers of the North hits the airwaves!

In anticipation, we're releasing some exclusive web videos!

Get a sneak peek into the show, see what community life is like, and learn to build an igloo or qamutik!

Check them out here!

A community music jam

Exploring an abandoned mission building

Call your friends, clear your calendars, set your alarm clocks, VCRs, and PVRs, and book your babysitters! We’re so excited to announce Watchers of the North will hit the airways on APTN at 8:00 pm on Thursday September 5th! (And those in the North can catch the North feed Sunday September 8 at 6:30 PM).

AND… keep checking this site, and our Facebook page for upcoming web-exclusive info, videos and contests as the broadcast date approaches!

This past Wednesday we had the opportunity to attend the National Marksmanship Championship held by the Junior Canadian Rangers in Valcartier, Quebec. From April 23rd to 25th, the competition featured sixty-five Junior Canadian Rangers putting their skills to the test in a variety of precision shooting challenges.

With “Watchers in the North” shot and edited and awaiting broadcast, we at Picture This Productions ( are looking for an intrepid intern with strong ties to First Nation/Inuit/Métis communities for work on a new, upcoming series for APTN.

With over 20 years of experience producing non-fiction television, we are currently in development for a new documentary/reality series following Métis, Inuit and First Nations young adults as they discover the stories of their ancestors who fought in World Wars I and II.

Your main duties will include:

Who watches the watchmen? Soon you will be able to in English – AND Inuktitut. We’ve just finished the process of transforming the six-episode English-language version of Watchers of the North for APTN into Inuktitut.  Recorded by Chris Coleman of Nuvu Studios in Iqaluit and Igloolik in North Baffin dialect, and mixed by Kyle Stanfield, Watchers of the North’s Inuktitut version features the vocal talents of  Kevin Kablutsiak, Lazarus Arreak, Karliin Aariak, Stephen Innuksuk, Jeela Paluq-Cloutier, Julie Alivaktuk and Nancy Mike.

Watchers of the North is now looking for partners to help sponsor our TV series! Our sponsorship package offers companies the opportunity to reach an Aboriginal audience, and people interested in extreme travel, northern survival tactics, and life in the Arctic.