Event Title

The Power of Global Connectivity and Indigenous Peoples in the Digital Age

Location

CSU 254

Start Date

21-4-2014 1:05 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 2:05 PM

Student's Major

Anthropology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Chelsea Mead

Mentor's Email Address

chelsea.mead@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Anthropology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

The internet adds a new level of connectivity to the entire world. Many groups of people that could not communicate previously, easily now have the ability to jointly discuss topics, opinions, and issues immediately through forums, media, and digital communications. Through modern digital culture, Indigenous peoples throughout the world have utilized online capabilities to assist in efforts of self-determination, language revitalization, and raising cultural awareness. By researching several case studies involving indigenous media, missions, and ideologies, information comes to light concerning global connectivity and the benefit of cementing Indigenous thought and goals on the World Wide Web. This information is most beneficial through online media campaigns, setting public mission statements, and addressing legal battles to the masses. Through the internet, asserting a world presence not only works as a tool to get information to the most people as possible, but also creates global connectivity and brings Indigenous peoples around the world together like never before.

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The Power of Global Connectivity and Indigenous Peoples in the Digital Age

CSU 254

The internet adds a new level of connectivity to the entire world. Many groups of people that could not communicate previously, easily now have the ability to jointly discuss topics, opinions, and issues immediately through forums, media, and digital communications. Through modern digital culture, Indigenous peoples throughout the world have utilized online capabilities to assist in efforts of self-determination, language revitalization, and raising cultural awareness. By researching several case studies involving indigenous media, missions, and ideologies, information comes to light concerning global connectivity and the benefit of cementing Indigenous thought and goals on the World Wide Web. This information is most beneficial through online media campaigns, setting public mission statements, and addressing legal battles to the masses. Through the internet, asserting a world presence not only works as a tool to get information to the most people as possible, but also creates global connectivity and brings Indigenous peoples around the world together like never before.

Recommended Citation

Newbauer, Lucas. "The Power of Global Connectivity and Indigenous Peoples in the Digital Age." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_08/1