Jean La Rose

For the past eight years Jean La Rose has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, the first and only national Aboriginal broadcaster in the world, with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples. Since joining the network he has brought it from a deficit position to a surplus position, has moved the network to a high-definition platform and now employs 130 people. He established APTN service in eastern, western and northern communities, became a founding member of the new International Indigenous Broadcasting Network, and as partner of 2010 Olympics led the first ever broadcast in eight different Aboriginal languages, 14 hours per day.[:fr]