Hi all, I work with the Center for Native American Public Radio, AKA CNAPR ("snapper") and the National Federation of Communty Broadcasters (NFCB). CNAPR represents the 33 native radio stations, satellite distribution system and independent radio producers. NFCB represents over 200 community radio stations.
CNAPR is all about presenting the authenitc native voices, cultures and world views via land based broadcast systems and all technologies. One of our biggest challenges is reaching the Native Americans who live in urban areas. There are over 500 nations and only 33 have radio stations and not all will be able to have a station. So that leaves more than 60% of our popultion without access to the native voice. In addtion, many of our rural communites lack phone service and broadband is not an option for them at this point in time. So I'm loking forward to talking with other communites who are using technology to bridge the divide so all that cultures and communites can share thier values, viewpoints and lessons with each other. See you soon, Peggy READ MORE