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Indigenous people organize, innovate for digital self-determination – Vancouver Sun

Opinion: First Nations Technology Council promotes development and use of community networks

NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Last winter, aboriginal groups used social media such as Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the Idle No More movement and organize demonstrations that captured media and public attention.

But long before Twitter and Facebook, indigenous peoples were building their own systems of communication, including oral, print, broadcast, and digital networks.

Community radio stations in Yukon and the national Aboriginal Peoples Television Network are just two examples of how First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people contribute to Canada’s vibrant media scene.

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