“The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers” Series 2 Episode 21
Brenda Chambers is a Tlingit from the Yukon, the granddaughter of a hereditary chief. Her father and an aunt were outfitters, and Brenda was shaped by influences of family life. She studied at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and worked with Northern Native Broadcasting, helping to create TV Northern Canada in 1992. In 1997, the CRTC invited TVNC to apply for a network license; and in 1999, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, APTN, was born. When APTN needed more programming relevant to people in the south, she moved to Kelowna. Today, Brenda Chambers channels her entrepreneurial skills in her company, Brenco Media. Her celebratory approach to storytelling includes a series that profiles successful businesses in the Aboriginal community, “Venturing Forth”, and “Tears and Triumphs'', a series profiling Aboriginal athletes.
Series two of “Storytellers in motion'' celebrates the achievements of Canada's Indigenous artists who work across media that include photography, print journalism, screenwriting for film and television and broadcast news. All have inspiring careers and contribute their thoughts on their place in mainstream media as they seek to define the Indigenous voice.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions