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Native Media Center
Our new graphic has been designed by our former student,
Originally founded within the former School of Communication, the Native Media Center is today a part of the Department of American Indian Studies. It is a place to think about Native peoples in connection with and through all forms of media.
During the school year, the Native Media Center is also a place to study and think. There are tables and five computer stations. Hours for the fall will be posted here.
Under Occasional Thoughts, you will find some reflections by faculty or students on issues of importance for Native communities and/or the department.
We currently have several projects for the Center online, and are working on others:
- An annotated collection of policy documents important for American Indian history. This collection provides a short overview of events and perspectives through documents. We hope that it will be useful for courses, as the documents can be used to investigate historical perspectives further, if they are put into context.
- The second project is a collection of examples of satellite images documenting the impact of the Bakken oil boom and other natural resource extraction booms depending on hydraulic fracturing. We have been working on the social impact of the oil boom on communities, and satellite images provide a great visualization of the changes in the landscape with which members of the ecosystem have to deal.