TikTok Program Helps Aspiring Indigenous Influencers


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By Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) - TikTok is offering a program for Indigenous creators across Turtle Island to learn all the best practices for going viral on the app.
“Designed with traditional elements, the curriculum provides customized, skills-based education sessions, from navigating TikTok to technical training, career building and digital wellness,” reads the TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators website.
The program, which got underway in early November, has 32 participants, with four located in Alberta — Wetaskiwin’s Daniel Cutknife (@zombieeagle7), Lethbridge’s Celeste Day Rider (@celestedayrider), Edmonton’s Hailey Hamelin-Wilson (@haileyykat) and Cardston’s Billi-J Heavy Shields (@deadlyblackfoot_ma).
For Heavy Shields, TikTok became an outlet of self-expression after her brother was murdered this past...continued.

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