The Long Struggle for Native American Sovereignty and Media Rights

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
1:30-3 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 10
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

The Native American community has a long history of fighting for social justice. Consider Canada’s Idle No More movement, which has condemned the weakening of indigenous sovereignty and environmental rights.

But too often, a media environment hostile to serving the information needs of Native communities has undermined the struggle for Native rights. This is why Native communities have long understood the need to own their own broadcast stations and telecommunication infrastructure. Native leaders will provide an overview of the fight for social justice and will explore ways to increase the presence and influence of Native Americans in the media.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good