Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition
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Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition

Cheers from Yuendumu, home of the Bush Mechanics! Yuendumu is a small Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. I am here volunteering with PAW (formerly Warlpiri) Media until I return to the United States in August.  PAW Media is one of the oldest Aboriginal media organizations in the country; some of you may know … Continue reading

The Surui 50-year plan: against and toward a certain future
Brazil / Development / Natural Resources / Social Media

The Surui 50-year plan: against and toward a certain future

On our lunch break a few weeks ago, members of the Surui Metareilá association gathered around Almir’s tiny MacBook Air to watch his most recent public appearance at a summit in Rio de Janeiro hosted by the publication The Economist. He appeared in a sleek grey sports coat, accented by traditional Paiter Surui necklaces and … Continue reading

Through Almir’s eyes: documenting deforestation in the Surui territory
Brazil / Climate Change / Natural Resources / Research / Technology

Through Almir’s eyes: documenting deforestation in the Surui territory

Here are three things you should never leave home without in the Amazon: water, insect repellent, sunscreen. And if you’re Chief Almir Narayamoga of the Surui, make sure to remember your high-tech video recording sunglasses. New field sites often require weeks of cultivating trust, understanding, and the relationships to yield interesting work. Which is why when I … Continue reading