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ERIC Number: ED043417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-10
Pages: 20
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"The Medium and the Message."
Cowan, Andrew
Radio communications have been as necessary to the development of Canadian territories north of the 60th parallel as roads, schools, medical services, and airstrips. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did not pioneer broadcasting in northern Canada, but its Northern Service has been the only broadcasting company north of the 60th parallel for many years. The network employs fewer than 100 Indians, Eskimos, and Whites. It broadcasts in 3 Eskimo dialects, Northern Cree, Chipewyan, Slave, Dogrib, Loucheux, English, and French. The Northern Service is vitally concerned with the development of both human and natural resources in the North, the end result of which must be the well-being of all Canadians, including the native people of the North: the Eskimos, Indians, and Metis. In keeping with this, the Northern Service is trying to give voice to the native people so that they may discuss their problems among themselves, in their own language if they wish, and then on equal terms with their fellow Canadians. (EJ)
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Identifiers: Northern Nations
Note: Address delivered to the Third Northern Resources Conference (Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, April 10, 1969)