*This is the second post of our weekly series on Indigenous media.
Since I first heard of what folks were calling a 'YouTube for indigenous media' in early 2008, the word about IsumaTV has been spreading: in its first nine months the site registered almost 4 million hits. Since its birth, the internet portal for global Indigenous media has been reaching out and making a significant contribution to the online Indigenous media landscape. Though IsumaTV emerged out of a very interesting and prolific history of Inuit filmmaking practice, in this post I will be discussing the platform's increasingly global and political focus, made possible by a growing user base, new networking capabilities, and issue-based curation. The post is quite long, so if you are short on time, read up to the fold and bookmark IsumaTV to check out later. If you're really interested, keep scrolling!
*This is the first post of a weekly series we'll be doing in September on Indigenous media.
Since April 9, about 50,000 Amazonian Indigenous people from territories all over Peru have been on strike to protest trade laws resulting from the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. These decrees, pushed forward by Peruvian President Alan García, aim to open up Indigenous ancestral territories to exploitation
Hello, Hub blog readers! My name is Teague Schneiter, and I am a new intern at WITNESS. I've come here through a partnership between WITNESS and my Master's program at the University of Amsterdam in Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image, and though there have been a number of students from the P&P program at WITNESS, I have the exciting privilege of being the first to join forces with the Hub.