Stories about Indigenous from October, 2017
Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who are more often represented by others than by themselves in media. Apawki Castro is the elected leader of communications for the Confederation...
This silence and the words that are missing in the communication spaces helps me think that we need to find different ways to respond to media.
Media is more interested in covering just struggles, conflict, and blood, and it does not care about other topics that are also important to us. In Sarayaku, we are devoting a lot of effort to the promotion of the Kawsay Sacha, our proposal for a way of life that invites to a peaceful coexistence with the environment, with one self and with others.
Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are missing.
We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.