Monika Ille assumed the position of director of programming at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the network announced Monday. “Ms. Ille is a respected member of the APTN senior management team,” Jean LaRose, APTN’s CEO, said in a release. “Monika has demonstrated strong vision and leadership skills. Her experience, expertise and background will be an asset to the network as well as our entire Aboriginal production community. I am very happy that she has accepted to tackle this key role at APTN.” APTN said Ille is a member of the Abenaki First Nation of Odanak and has been with the network for the past eight years. Prior to assuming her new position, Ille was manager of programming for the Eastern Region, APTN said.