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THE NEW MEDIA NATION: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication.
By Valerie Alia. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.
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.
About the Author
Valerie Alia is Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Social Sciences program 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 Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University, Running Stream Professor of Ethics and Identity at Leeds Metropolitan University, a research associate of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, and 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; and Names and Nunavut: Culture and Identity in the Inuit Homeland. She is a founding member of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association.
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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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