Webcasts could become 'voice of empowerment' for indigenous communities
KANU-TV, Channel 99 on the Tulalip Reservation, is now video-streaming television programs from throughout Indian country at www.kanutv.com and hopes to include more indigenous coverage from throughout the world.
The online programming not only makes Tulalip television programming accessible to tribal members not living on the reservation, it also makes Indian country programming available to a worldwide audience.
Anyone with a computer and Internet access can watch programs produced by the Tulalip Tribes Communications Department: "Discover Tulalip," "Tulalip Heritage Hawks Basketball," "Lushootseed Language Video Series," "Tulalip History Series" and Tulalip General Manager Shelly Lacy's weekly report.
You can call streaming video on the Internet "television," but what makes it television and not streaming video? Is any live video on the Net "television" if someone calls it television?