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2018-2019 Call for Proposals for the Northern Contaminants Program
"These projects will increase understanding and raise awareness of long-range contaminant levels in traditionally harvested foods and their potential impacts on the health of animals and people."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  food  grant  proposals 
2 days ago by jamesshelley
Self-government over education on horizon for 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations in Ontario
"Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs announced that enabling legislation for the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement will pass all stages in the House of Commons. The goal of Bill C-61 is to give effect to the largest education self-government agreement in Canada. It marks a major step out from under the Indian Act for 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations toward greater self-determination and improved education outcomes for Anishinabek students. Bill C-61 will now move to the Senate for consideration."
crhesi  radar  indigenous  education  first  nations 
2 days ago by jamesshelley
A Native Activist on a Simple Way to Combat Land Grabs Like Bears Ears
Cultural protocol has taught me to acknowledge that whenever I visit another space, there are ancestors present who were the stewards of the land and maintained a strong connection to the environment. Acknowledgment means acknowledging the truth of the land, which will speak about its longer history. It will talk about the blood spilled, the plants grown, and the way the land was stewarded. It has to do with the damage of colonial enterprise. In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Who did he run into? Tell me, what was their first language? What were their sacred mountains?

In today’s colonial society, people are absentminded of the sacred. Original histories and narratives should be brought to the surface and acknowledged in the beginning, versus being an afterthought.

Why did you decide to start educating non-Natives about indigenous protocols?

It’s weird to be acknowledged as someone who talks about protocols, when those have been practices of my ancestors from time immemorial, and here we are needing to talk about it and engage with it as if it’s a new practice. It’s bittersweet, because it shouldn’t need to be taught. At the same time, it is beautiful that people are willing to learn and come into the circle and say that they may not know, but they’re willing to learn.
Native_American  Indigenous  Ohlone  bayarea  Kanyon_Sayers-Roods  protocol 
2 days ago by Quercki
"About us

IsumaTV is a collaborative multimedia platform for indigenous filmmakers and media organizations. Each user can design their own space, or channel, to reflect their own identity, mandate and audience.

Indigenous media organizations can operate their own state-of-the-art media site, under their own design and URL, and at the same time share IsumaTV’s sophisticated back end infrastructure, without needing to re-invent the digital wheel.

The collective platform currently carries over 6000 videos, and thousands of other images and audio files, in more than 80 different languages, on 800+ user-controlled channels, representing cultures and media organizations from Canada, U.S.A., Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and all over Latin America.

Users can register and open their own channels, upload videos as well as photos and audio files, share text posts and attach images or PDF files for download, upload multiple videos via FTP or email, embed on other websites, and distribute as downloadable podcasts.

Oral Languages Online

IsumaTV honours oral languages. We use less text for navigating our platform. We use icons and color-coded language to be user-friendly to oral cultures online.

IsumaTV’s main menu options are provided in Inuktitut Roman, Inuktitut Syllabic, English, French and Spanish. Content is in more than 80 languages. Our politics emphasize oral Inuktitut uploads rather than syllabic texts.

Contact us if you want IsumaTV main menu options to be in your language.

IsumaTV in Remote Indigenous Communities

By installing IsumaTV Mediaplayers in remote communities, IsumaTV has created an independent distribution network, allowing isolated communities in the world to interact at high-speed with other people worldwide, by contributing their own media content, and having access to the existing media on IsumaTV.

Indigenous communities worldwide face loss of language and traditional knowledge.

Foreign language media overload is only speeding-up this process.

New media democratization allows new groups of people to have access to media tools that were initially exclusive to them. People can use media to recover language and indigenous traditional strengths, and transform these into contemporary strengths.

IsumaTV is available to anyone with an Internet connection and a computer or mobile device. Unfortunately, most indigenous communities do not have sufficient internet bandwidth access, to view and upload multimedia, at full quality and speed.

The IsumaTV Mediaplayer is designed to allow remote communities to participate equally in a world driven by media, in their own language and in the immediacy of our times.

You can read more about the IsumaTV Mediaplayer technology here.

Our Story

IsumaTV is a project of Isuma Distribution International Inc., Canada's first media distribution company specializing in Inuit and Aboriginal films. IsumaTV was launched in January 2008 with programming from a coalition of independent producers and non-profit partners, including: Igloolik Isuma Productions, (producers of the award-winning Inuit-language Fast Runner Trilogy: Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, and Before Tomorrow); Nunavut Independent TV Network (NITV); Arnait Video Productions; Artcirq; ImagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival; Vtape; Native Communications Society of the NWT (producers of the historic TV series Our Dene Elders); and other non-profit agencies.

For information contact us at"
inuit  video  indigenous  media  oral  oralcultures  inuktitut  towatch  television  tv  multimedia 
7 days ago by robertogreco
Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil by David Goodman — YES! Magazine
The people of Sarayaku are a leading force in 21st century indigenous resistance, engaging the western world politically, legally, and philosophically.
Indigenous  Environment  Activism 
9 days ago by didgebaba

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