Engaging the American Indian Experience through New Media
Author: Brandi Douglas
Brandi Douglas is the managing editor for American Indian Republic and is an enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. She believes the truth does not associate itself with censorship. Having attained her Bachelor's Degree with a major in Global Studies, she holds a keen interest in cultural interactions.
After having read Robert Miller’s book Reservation ‘Capitalism,’ Economic Development in Indian Country, I realized we as Native communities have some work to do around cultivating the importance of entrepreneurship in the larger guise of economic development.
Although there may be some argument with regards to the ability of any journalist in embedding themselves in a community and telling a story appropriately, the truth is, the authentic voice of Native peoples in telling their own stories is an exhibition of sovereignty in itself.