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1 Native American Media Portrayal TEAM ONE! Kyveli Diener, Alex Shonkoff, Mitch Wong, Contessa Abono, Kresta Kaulupali

2 “The War Wagon” (1967) Starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas Starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas Count the faux pas! Count the faux pas!

3 Demographics of Anchorage, Alaska

4 Tribal Distribution in Alaska

5 Demographics of Oklahoma City White: 78.5% White: 78.5% American Indian/Alaska Native: 8.1% American Indian/Alaska Native: 8.1% Black: 7.7% Black: 7.7% Hispanic/Latino: 6.6% Hispanic/Latino: 6.6% Two or more races: 4.0% Two or more races: 4.0% Asian: 1.5% Asian: 1.5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1% Source:

6 Oklahoma City Demographics

7 In the Newsroom: The Anchorage Daily News Daily Circulation: 71,000 Daily Circulation: 71,000 Most popular paper in Alaska Most popular paper in Alaska 3.4% people in newsroom in 2005 are non-white compared to 7.1% in % people in newsroom in 2005 are non-white compared to 7.1% in 1997 Scored 13 on diversity index Scored 13 on diversity index National average is 50 National average is 50

8 In the Newsroom: The Journal- Record (Oklahoma City) Neutral viewpoint Neutral viewpoint Daily business and legal issues Daily business and legal issues Business trends, the business community Business trends, the business community

9 Article Topics

10 19. Other: _______

11 Article Tones

12 American Indian Sources vs. Non- American Indian Sources In most articles where both American Indian and non-American Indian sources were quoted, there were more non-American Indian sources than American Indians In most articles where both American Indian and non-American Indian sources were quoted, there were more non-American Indian sources than American Indians There were cases where only American Indian sources were quoted, but more often only non- American Indian sources were quoted There were cases where only American Indian sources were quoted, but more often only non- American Indian sources were quoted

13 Out of the 50 articles… “Warpath” appeared twice “Warpath” appeared twice “Peace pipe” appeared once “Peace pipe” appeared once “Circle wagon” appeared once “Circle wagon” appeared once

14 Oh So Curious Tiny Devlin: “Now people will realize HIV isn’t just a disease for gay white men.” Tiny Devlin: “Now people will realize HIV isn’t just a disease for gay white men.” An issue at “the bottom of the totem pole” An issue at “the bottom of the totem pole” Sexism and Racism go hand-in-hand for Native American women in Hollywood Sexism and Racism go hand-in-hand for Native American women in Hollywood American Indians portrayed as alcoholics American Indians portrayed as alcoholics No mention of Alaska Natives in ANILCA No mention of Alaska Natives in ANILCA Unclear who is Eskimo and who is not Unclear who is Eskimo and who is not Alaska Native vs. American Indian Alaska Native vs. American Indian

15 Alaska Native vs. American Indian The term “American Indian or Alaska Native” refers to people having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GROUPINGS: - Apache - Cherokee - Chippewa - Choctaw - Creek - Iroquois - Lumbee - Navaho - Pueblo - Sioux AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL GROUPINGS: - Apache - Cherokee - Chippewa - Choctaw - Creek - Iroquois - Lumbee - Navaho - Pueblo - Sioux ALASKA NATIVE - Alaskan Athabaskan - Aleut - Eskimo - Tlingit-Haida ALASKA NATIVE - Alaskan Athabaskan - Aleut - Eskimo - Tlingit-Haida Source: U.S. Census Bureau

16 Some Statistics Alaska Native student drop-out rate: 10% Alaska Native student drop-out rate: 10% Alaska Native adults with a 4-year degree: 6% Alaska Native adults with a 4-year degree: 6% Homicide data included 2 murdered American Indians Homicide data included 2 murdered American Indians Audit of gifted schools shows that 17 schools did not have American Indian enrollment Audit of gifted schools shows that 17 schools did not have American Indian enrollment In the district, 88% of students (12% of total enrollment) were Alaska Natives or American Indians In the district, 88% of students (12% of total enrollment) were Alaska Natives or American Indians

17 Fin Thanks for your ears And thank you Stephen “Mother Teresa” Lam for being you…and being able to use Excel better than we can.


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