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ERIC Number: ED075135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-1
Pages: 11
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The Role of Communications in Indian Life. Position Paper.
La Course, Richard V.
There is a need for improved communication among different tribes and for American Indian information dissemination through the mass media. For Indians to become involved in developing talent in the area of media technology, it must be assumed that the individual tribal societies and other Indian communities are human entities coequal with the dominant non-Indian society and that the media technology can be put into the service of Indian people in an Indian fashion for an Indian future by Indian communicators themselves. Communications problems for Indian people are two-fold: the first emanates from within the individual tribal societies, and the second arises from the nature of mass communications today. Indian communications should function in an inward direction toward the rebuilding of the tribal community and in an outward direction toward interpretation of the external society. The 2 immediate bases for media development in the immediate future are the preliminary network of communications already in existence and the media training programs in the Federal schools and universities. (PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Native American Teacher Corps Conference (Denver, Colorado, April 26-29, 1973)