Jenni Monet on Indigenous Journalism

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Nathan Phillips leads a dance at the Indigenous Peoples March in DC (cc photo: Joe Flood)

(cc photo: Joe Flood)

This week on CounterSpin: Media have allowed brouhaha over video of a group of high school kids in Trump hats appearing to mock a Native American elder to utterly eclipse reporting on the Indigenous Peoples March that was its context—though it’s not clear how much thoughtful attention the demonstration would have received anyway. Corporate media’s lack of interest in indigenous issues, and their ahistorical, distorted view of them when they do cover them, are long overdue for change.

Jenni Monet is an independent reporter who writes about indigenous rights. We’ll talk with her about what’s missing from big media and what it means.

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Plus Janine Jackson takes a quick look at coverage of the attempted coup in Venezuela.

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission from FAIR.