The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication

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Berghahn Books, 2010 - Social Science - 270 pages

Around the planet, Indigenous people are using old and new technologies to amplify their voices and broadcast information to a global audience. This is the first portrait of a powerful international movement that looks both inward and outward, helping to preserve ancient languages and cultures while communicating across cultural, political, and geographical boundaries. Based on more than twenty years of research, observation, and work experience in Indigenous journalism, film, music, and visual art, this volume includes specialized studies of Inuit in the circumpolar north, and First Nations peoples in the Yukon and southern Canada and the United States.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Scattered Voices Global Vision
7
Government Policy and Media
31
Amplifying Indigenous Voices
79
Turning the Camera and Microphone on Oneself
109
Standing with Legs
155
Chronology of Key Events and Developments
185
Native News Networks of Canada NNNC
198
Notes
228
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Valerie Alia is Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Social Sciences programme at Royal Roads University (Canada) and Visiting Professor in the Centre for Diversity in the Professions at Leeds Metropolitan University. An award-winning scholar, journalist, photographer, and poet, she was Senior Associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University, and Running Stream Professor of Ethics and Identity at Leeds Metropolitan University, and was a television and radio broadcaster, newspaper and magazine writer and arts reviewer in the US and Canada. Her books include: Un/Covering the North: News, Media and Aboriginal People; Media Ethics and Social Change; Media and Ethnic Minorities; and Names and Nunavut: Culture and Identity in Arctic Canada. She is a founding member of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association.

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