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AIT Presents DVC Program On Native American Indians and the U.S. Media

PR0559E | Date: 2005-11-21

In celebration of Native American Indian Heritage Month, AIT's American Cultural Center will host a Digital Video Conference program entitled "Developments in media relations for U.S. aborigines" about Native American Indians and the media.

Program details are as follows:

Topic:  Developments in media relations for U.S. aborigines (Native American Indians)  
Date:   Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time:   9:00 a.m. -- 10:00 a.m.
Place:  American Cultural Center
          Rm. 2101, 21F, 333, Keelung Road, Sec.  1, Taipei
Speaker:  Mark Anthony Rolo, Guest lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mark Anthony Rolo is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe of Wisconsin.   He is the former Executive Director of the Native American Journalists Association, whose membership includes tribal news media and mainstream journalists in the US and Canada.  He edited the second edition of "The American Indian and the Media", a collection of essays from Native American journalists on issues in Indian Country, including a guide section for non-Native journalists covering American Indian affairs.

Mr. Rolo is the former editor of Circle, a monthly Native American newspaper based in Minneapolis.  He is also the former Washington Bureau Chief for Indian Country Today.  His commentaries on Native American issues have appeared in numerous newspapers.  Mr. Rolo is the on-camera host and writer for an upcoming PBS documentary, "A Seat at the Drum," which explores the lives of Native Americans living in Los Angeles.

AIT welcomes the public to sign up for participation in the program. For more information, please contact Szu Lee at 2723-3959 ext. 230; fax: 2725-2644; e-mail: