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The Sunlight Media Collective is an organization of indigenous and non-indigenous media makers and activists, including Wabanaki tribal members, working to document and present stories affecting Wabanaki people and highlighting Wabanaki perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the intersection between environmental issues and tribal rights. We have found that current media representations often offer problematic narratives, rife with mistruths, prejudice, fear mongering and misunderstanding. This lack of understanding is a detriment to the Wabanaki Tribes' environmental health, cultural survival and sovereignty, and to Tribal-State relations. The goal of our work is to facilitate understanding, analysis and historical context, and to create and organize educational opportunities and events for alliance building and social change.

 

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