Exciting News: Season 2 Contestant Submissions for Bears’ Lair Are Now Closed!

Thank you to all the amazing individuals who have applied; your passion and talent are truly impressive. The response has been overwhelming, and we can’t wait to unveil the incredible lineup for Season 2! Stay tuned for the big reveal as we embark on a thrilling journey together. Your support means the world to us!

An Exciting New Reality TV Series coming to APTN this Fall.

Follow the journeys of 18 Indigenous Entrepreneurs from across the nation as they pitch their plans to ‘The Bears’ – our panel of Indigenous business moguls – and Guest Judges to try and earn their share of $160,000 in available prize money.

Season 1 Episode Guide


The Bears are experts in business and economic development, media, resource management, and supply chain development. They’re all recognized for their work to increase Indigenous inclusion by paving the path for others to launch, grow, and sustain successful businesses.


Shíshálh / Sechelt Nation, BC


Nipissing Nation, ON


Nunatsiavut, N.L.


Mikisew Cree Nation, AB

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