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Face To Face, hosted by Dennis Ward, is an interview show with a focus on Indigenous issues. We not only talk to those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities.

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Season Six

Riley Yesno says no to a life in politics but will keep pushing for equality

On the season premiere of APTN Face To Face: Riley Yesno, an Anishinaabe woman from Eabametoong First Nation in northern Ontario who grew up in Thunder Bay.

Yesno was a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

And earlier this year, she spoke in the House of Commons during the daughters of the vote where she raised the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Originally aired October 8, 2019

Growing up in care is a ‘life long curse’ says Natasha Okemow

In this episode of APTN Face To Face: Natasha (Reimer) Okemow was first placed into the child welfare system in Manitoba when she was one-year-old.

During her time in the system, Okemow had 12 different homes, went to four different schools and lived in five different towns.

Even though she aged out of care at the age of 21, Okemow knows she can never escape the system because of a controversial practice in Manitoba known as birth alerts.

Originally aired October 15, 2019