YUKON HARVEST Season Two Set for Launch on APTN

Rogue River Films Inc. announced the highly anticipated second season of Yukon Harvest, which debuts on APTN in English on May 9, 2023 at 7pm EST, 7pm MTN, 6pm PST and in Northern Tutchone starting June 5, 2023. The 13 episode documentary series chronicles the adventures of Indigenous guides and hunters as they journey into the remote wilds to connect with the land, share in culture, find personal healing, and give back to the community. Season two of Yukon Harvest continues the adventures of the hunters and guides from the first season, now following them back into their own communities across the country. 

“We are excited to be bringing audiences more epic adventures in another season of Yukon Harvest,” says Todd Forsbloom of Rogue River Films, writer, director and composer on the series. “Season one shared stories of healing and connection up in the northern wilds, and in this new season we were excited to see many of the characters take us into the wilds of their own diverse territories around the country as well. Harvesting an animal isn’t just about providing food for the community. When a young person learns about living off the land from an experienced hunter, it’s about keeping traditional knowledge alive. My simple hope is that these inspiring journeys motivate people of all ages to get outside and connect with nature.

Filmed across Canada, Yukon Harvest highlights the beauty of the country while capturing real life stories of families, communities, connection and tradition, following real people and their emotional journeys. Filming locations include Kamloops (aka T’kemlúps) and Fort St-John in BC, Whitehorse, Mayo, Dawson City, Stewart Crossing and the Yukon wilds in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories wilds and Winnipeg and Bloodvein in Manitoba

The series, which was nominated in top factual categories at the Canadian Screen Awards for season one, will also be released under the title Dän K’eht’e in Northern Tutchone, a language spoken in the Yukon communities of Mayo, Pelly Crossing, Stewart Crossing, Carmacks, and Beaver Creek. It was important to the team to create a lasting record of the language that is only spoken fluently by a limited number of people. The team worked remotely with the Elders and community in order to translate and record the series in Northern Tutchone.

Episodes of Yukon Harvest will begin airing on APTN on May 9, 2023 (English) and will continue weekly. The Northern Tutchone language version, Dän K’eht’e will begin airing on June 5, 2023. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area or visit aptn.ca/schedule.

Episodes will be available on APTN’s streaming service, APTN lumi, within 24 hours of the original broadcast. Visit watchaptnlumi.ca or subscribe to APTN lumi through the Apple TV Channel app at  https://apple.co/aptn.

Yukon Harvest was produced, directed and written by Todd Forsbloom and Erik Virtanen and executive produced by Jim Shockey. Joella Hogan, Taylor Smith, Branlin Shockey, Jesse Reardon, Mike Zimmer are also directors on the series, Annette Harris-Carter, Dallas Carter and Joella Hogan are Associate Producers and Natalie Glubb writer and editor. Yukon Harvest is composed by Todd Forsbloom. The series features: Ed Jensen, Geri-Lee Buyck, Brett Taylor, Annette Harris-Carter, Derek Forsbloom, Tori Forsbloom, Camryn Forsbloom, Scott Unger, Candice Camille, Jordan Camille and Teagan Ewing.

Yukon Harvest was made possible through the support of APTN and the CMF. 

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