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(Salt Lake City) — The Utah Education Network (UEN) has launched a new digital television channel that carries Native American programming to virtually all areas of the state. FNX Channel (First Nations Experience) programming is broadcast 24/7 on UEN-TV channel 9.3.
"FNX Channel brings additional cultural diversity to UEN’s broadcast and online content. Educators, students and citizens will find a variety of American Indian stories via this service,” said Laura Hunter, UEN-TV Station Manager and Chief Content Officer. “In educating us about American Indian achievement and creativity, this new resource will be a valuable asset to all Utahns."
"First Nations Experience will help bridge cultural understanding and educate Native and Non-Native of the Life-ways of Indigenous people," said Shirlee Silversmith, director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs in the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.
FNX features the program FNX Now, a series covering multiple tribes. Other series such as The Hub and On Native Ground showcase Native American artists, entertainers, cultural dancers, pop culture and filmmakers. The FNX Experience spans a wide range of ages from children and teens to adults and provides culturally-rich programing from politics to art.
FNX is a partnership of the San Manuel band of Mission Indians and public station KVCR in San Bernardino, California. The programming includes TV series, documentaries, short features, public service announcements and films. The station will be carried by Comcast cable in Utah starting October 21 on channel 101.