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Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People

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Northern Native Broadcast Access Program

“….Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People
Bibliographic Details
ISBN: 0774807075
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Un/Covering the North
News, Media, and Aboriginal People
Valerie Alia
Un/Covering the North provides a comprehensive survey of communications in the circumpolar region, focusing on the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic but also looking at the circumpolar North (Alaska, Siberia, Greenland, and the Nordic/Saami nations). Radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and web sites are all covered. In the process, Valerie Alia engages such underexplored topics as the history of northern media, the ethics of journalism about the North, comparative perceptions of the North in northern and southern newspapers, and the representation of Aboriginal people in film, television, radio, and print. Though many communications developments in the Canadian North are modest and ad hoc, others have a global reach. As technologies and access improve, Aboriginal people are increasingly taking control of their own representation and consolidating their presence in northern media….”Retrieved Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 11:41am 

“…This book is out of print, however is available as an ebook to individuals from Google Play and to libraries through library ebook vendors. …”
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“… Table of Contents
Illustrations and Maps


1. Southern Exposure: Portrayals of the North
2. Communications in Context: Language, Literacy, Politics and Education
3. The Evolution of Communications in the North
4. Technology and the Circumpolar Village: Networking and Broadcasting the Future
5. Case Study 1: Communications in the Yukon
6. Case Study 2: Print Media Coverage from Up Here and Outside / Brian Higgins and Valerie Alia
7. Concluding Thoughts, Future Directions

A. Native News Network of Canada Statement of Principles
B. Brief to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
C. Catalogue of Northern Community Radio
D. Catalogue of Northern Newspapers and Magazines
E. Catalogue of Northern Internet Resources…”
Retrieved Oct 19, 2014
Photo http://www.ubcpress.ca/images/covers/0774807067.jpg

See also
Northern Native Broadcast Access Program (NNBAP) & Northern Distribution Program (NDP) Evaluation Final Report CH44-90-2003E

“…Executive Summary Study Background & Purpose
For 20 years, Aboriginal broadcasters have provided audiences in remote, rural and Arctic communities across Canada a unique native-language public radio and television service.
The Northern Native Broadcast Access Program (NNBAP) has been in operation since March 1983, with the purpose of supporting the production and distribution of relevant Aboriginal programming to Northern Native people. The program funds 13 Aboriginal communications societies, which serve over 250,000 Aboriginal people (status/non-status Indian, Inuit and Métis) living in northern regions of Canada.
The Northern Distribution Program (NDP) provides funding for the operation of a northern satellite distribution system to deliver a combination of northern and Aboriginal programming to 96 communities. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the sole recipient of funding under the program, and operates a national television network providing Aboriginal programming in English, French and 17 Aboriginal languages.
Evaluations of the programs are required to support the program renewal process required by the Treasury Board’s Transfer Payment Policy. Since the two programs are closely linked, it was decided that the evaluation of the NNBAP and the NDP could be completed as a joint process. This evaluation will assess the programs’ relevance, success, cost effectiveness, design and delivery and alternatives….”


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