For scholars and activists involved in indigenous peoples’ liberation, understanding digital media is an essential aspect of Fourth World communications development. As First Nations assert their rights under the international human rights regime, managing human rights documentation incorporates both library and information science, as well as video production, editing and archiving. As a leader in this field, WITNESS Media Archive has prepared an introductory presentation on Archiving Digital Video.
As indigenous communications centers and media production studios blossom in response to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, making lessons learned in the struggle against state and market domination accessible and useful requires training in archival management. Thanks to WITNESS and others like them, that task is now much easier.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here