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The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication / Edition 1

The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication / Edition 1

by Valerie AliaValerie Alia
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845454203
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Anthropology of Media , #2
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Valerie Alia was an award-winning independent scholar, writer, and Professor Emerita, based in Toronto, Canada. 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. She was also 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 was a founding member of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association and founded the sub-discipline of political onomastics, the politics of naming.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables



Notes on Language and Research Methods

List of Abbreviations

Introduction: How I Came to Be Here

Chapter 1. Scattered Voices, Global Vision

Chapter 2. Pathways and Obstacles: Government Policy and Media (Mis)Representation

Chapter 3. Lessons from Canada: Amplifying Indigenous Voices

Chapter 4. Turning the Camera and Microphone on Oneself

Chapter 5. We Have Seen the Future: ‘Standing with Legs in Both Cultures’

Chronology of Key Events and Developments

Appendix: Statement of Principles for Native News Network of Canada

Filmography: Indigenous Films, Videos and Audio Recordings




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