A leading community radio voice is organizing to get #DAPL reporting.
Joel Glaser of Ampers, affiliated with NFCB, shares the following:
We at Minnesota Native News and the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers) are disappointed with the media’s coverage and lack of coverage of the events at Standing Rock. Most of the coverage focuses on the violent clashes with little attention given to the deeper issues of sovereignty, treaties, the impact all of this is having on everyone’s day-to-day life (Native and non-Native Americans), the pros and cons of the economic impact of the pipeline and much more.
It is our goal to send a crew of professional reporters and producers to Standing Rock to report on much more than just the protests. Our crew will include an enrolled member of a Native American community to help provide cultural perspective. We have radio stations not only statewide but nationwide interested in broadcasting our reports. But, to do this right, it is incredibly expensive and it is not in our budget. We are raising the funds needed to be able to truly tell The Stories of Standing Rock.
Please consider making a gift. Even a small contribution can make a big difference. If you are unable to make a contribution, please share this information with your friends and family who might. You can make a contribution here:
Ampers is a 501(c)(3)
If you are not comfortable making a donation and would prefer to make your donation by check, you can send a check to:
2175 Cool Stream Circle
Eagan, MN 55122
If you’re interested in coverage of the big picture, and not just the rubber bullets, you might consider supporting this effort. In addition, NFCB Board Member Jenni Monet has done a variety of reports from Standing Rock here.