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ERIC Number: ED061737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 11
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Neighbourhoods of the Air.
Hindley, M. Patricia
Recent educational and communications advances in Canada have generally bypassed the settlements that are home to more than fifty percent of the inhabitants of the Canadian north--the Indian and Eskimo villages. Radio and Visual Education Network (RAVEN) was developed so that these people would be provided with the means to find existing alternatives or develop alternatives themselves from the ongoing economic/political/social mainstream. RAVEN is a two-way single sideband radio, operating from a central headquarters on one of the reserves under direction of Indian people, which allows information to be passed rapidly and efficiently to people in the outlying villages. The information can then be passed from village to village; the people can exchange information and discuss it, get more immediate attention from government departments, and find out how to handle current problems. RAVEN uses videotapes for visual communication, and Super 8 movie film to record cultural activities so that ceremonies and traditions can be preserved. Since people in urban areas also suffer from lack of information about matters which concern them, perhaps this model of two-way information systems could be adapted for use in urban areas. (Author/SH)
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Identifiers: Canada; Radio and Audio Visual Education Network (Canada)
Note: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-22, 1972)