Un/covering the North: News, Media and Aboriginal People
Despite setbacks and cutbacks, Canada leads the world in northern and Aboriginal communications. This book 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. As technologies and access improve, Aboriginal people are increasingly taking control of their own representation and consolidating their presence in northern media. Alia concludes that Canada will maintain its leadership in northern communications in the years ahead, given the topic's far-reaching importance and international context.
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Named one of the seminal works in Canadian Studies by the International Council on Canadian Studies. The author's research has been updated and extended in her new book, The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication (Berghahn 2010).
Portrayals of the North
Language Literacy Politics
The Evolution of Communications in the North
Communications in Yukon
Print Media Coverage Up Here and Outside