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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The rez they live on.

How much Native American stuff gets covered in the press? Not much. (Like I’m “the press.”) The rez we live on is designed to dispel the myths people believe about the culture of American Indians. Montana's Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) produced the work to reach out to all generations, not just the kids these daze. (Hey, why not. If GM can dispel myths about cars.) What’s cool about the work is the simplicity of the animation that gets the point(s) across, which is better than most charts and decks I’ve seen in a long time. Click on the talking faces on the main page and it leads into discussions of the same topics.

1 comment:

phillybikeboy said...

Back in the day, NPR did a lot of coverage of Native American news and issues. These days, unless Sherman Alexie has a great new book, or Buffy Sainte-Marie a grating new album, NPR pretty much ignores them.

Way up north, the CBC does a great job with First Nations coverage, and it gets some play almost daily. I like Radio One's ReVision Quest. Lot's of good stuff there, but the 07/15/2008 show, Bering Strait is particularly interesting.