In this activity, students explore various perspectives on cultural pride within Indigenous communities worldwide, critically assessing media messages related to Indigenous culture and pride. Through this analysis, students gain insight into how both contemporary and traditional media play pivotal roles in fostering social change and cultural continuity, while also contemplating the profound impact of identity on shaping individual perspectives.
This is a great media example for discussing environmental discourses and ideology. It utilizes the eco-utopian discourse (often represented by indigenous and First Nations peoples) to promote conservationist environmentalism, which aligns with anthropocentric environmental ideology.
This video offers a strong discussion on comparing the dominant worldview that is driving the world system with an indigenous view of life. Synopsis: “Our dominant ways of life are guided by an underlying worldview that has been the main driver behind climate change, pandemics and extinction rates. Overwhelming evidence reveals that our original Indigenous, nature-based worldview is an antidote. Supporting and Re-embracing this interconnected way of living is the most urgent course of action we must take.”
This short video is part of a series called “Seeding the Field: 30 Years of Transformative Solutions,” which celebrates some of the best moments of the Bioneers conference through the last 30 years. “Indigenous peoples worldwide honor plants, not only as our sustainers, but as our oldest teachers who share teachings of generosity, creativity, sustainability and joy. By their living examples, plants spur our imaginations of how we might live. By braiding indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with modern tools of botanical science, Robin Kimmerer, professor of Environmental Science and Forestry, of Potawatomi ancestry.”
This short 2020 documentary show how the Oglala Lakota are promoting food sovereignty through permaculture. This video is good to show the positive use of media to promote ecological values and also to demonstrate a transformative, ecocentric environmental ideology.