November 23, 2007

Two months till empowerment

NATV “Washington Semester” Program Debuts in JanuaryWhat Native American Television (NATV) will do, or shall I say DO, is empower the millions of First Americans to define, create and broadcast who they are in their own words, own images. A ground-breaking educational program training journalists, policy advocates, and multimedia producers from tribal communities and urban centers alike; a self-governed television network, not a subsidiary of a media conglomerate, not a niche channel with an ethnic-specific audience.

Beginning in January ‘08, the network’s Washington Semester Program will educate Native American students in digital production, web development, journalism, environmental policy and government relations. The objective, explains NATV Executive Director Randolph Flood, is to have these students return to their respective communities to begin developing an autonomous Native media voice.

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