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2015 National Native Media Conference
July 9-12 • Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency-Crystal City
Saturday, July 11 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Culture Matters: Best Practices for Science and Health Reporting in Indian Country

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Writers and researchers discuss a culturally responsible approach to science and health reporting in Indian Country. News coverage of issues about science, health, risk and the environment are often framed with facts and statistics, but too frequently lack important cultural context.

Attendees will receive professional development advice on best practices for interacting with scientists and physicians. You'll also get a rundown of resources for career advancement for continued reporting on a subject area where science and indigenous rights can collide -- as seen in the ongoing coverage of Kennewick Man.
 
Learn how to present science news that doesn't ignore Native cultural concerns. Panelists will offer examples of science coverage that effectively embrace American Indian ways-of-knowing against coverage that disparages Indian knowledge systems, and will provide advice on how to better frame conflictual narratives so that indigenous perspectives are legitimized.

Speakers
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Christie Aschwanden

Presenter, Culture Matters: Best Practices for Science and Health Reporting in Indian Count
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Cynthia-Lou Coleman

Presenter, Culture Matters: Best Practices for Science and Health Reporting in Indian Count
Cynthia-Lou Coleman is a former journalist and now Professor of Science Communication at Portland State University:http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/view/about.html#coleman http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/view/about.html#coleman
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Terri Hansen

Correspondent, Indian Country Today Media Network
Correspondent at Indian Country Today Media Network.


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Potomac 3 Hyatt Regency Crystal City

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