First Peoples Radio is owned by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
The announcement was made Wednesday in Ottawa.
“This decision comes at a crucial time, not only because it comes in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, chair of the CRTC. “But also because of the many major issues that affect these communities, such as the disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, water quality on some reserves and Indigenous youth suicides.
“We will closely monitor the licensees to ensure that they act in keeping with their mandate of serving and promoting Indigenous communities by dealing with the issues that affect them directly, speaking their languages and promoting their cultures.”