For APTN chief executive Monika Ille, leadership means honouring her Nation’s history

Monika Ille is a member of the Abenaki First Nation of Odanak in Quebec. She serves as chief executive officer of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, or APTN, and has had a 25-year career in the media industry.

A recent graduate of the McGill-HEC Montréal executive MBA, she wrote her final paper on Indigenous women’s leadership identity, a subject she thinks about daily in her role as the leader of a national network that highlights stories made by and for Indigenous peoples.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE | Addiction Accommodation and COVID-19 – Expanded Component

The exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating complex situations for First Nations communities, particularly for people struggling with addiction issues.

The special benefit service for addiction treatment will be exceptionally open to all First Nations members living in communities and requiring urgent treatment. This opening of the benefit ends on March 31, 2021.

Expanded component: For the accommodation costs for First Nations living in community within the framework of a stay in an addiction residential resource.

Eligible Provider:

– Any Indigenous person living in a community with proof of residence.

Are not eligible for the Special Benefit – Expanded Component for Addiction Treatment […]


The announcement of cases of COVID-19 in the community of Odanak may cause some confusion as to the instructions to be followed according to each person’s condition.  Therefore, we would like to remind you of the rules issued by the Public Health:

The Abenaki Council of Odanak expects all residents of […]



The Abenaki Council of Odanak acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

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