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The conference was a hit. This was the first time I attended the National Native Media Conference and I was excited to see what Native people are doing across the country to bring news from Indian Country. The first day of the conference, Vision Maker Media-funded producers and staff had their own session to discuss the challenges to producers of content for public television. Some of the topics discussed were deliverables for public television, using social media to engage audiences, and VMM's commitment to serving the needs of Native Communities.

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The theme of the conference was “Going Tra-Digital,” and boy did we ever. Go Tra-digital, I mean. Held in the heart of Silicone Valley, just down the road from Google’s worldwide headquarters, Apple Computers and Stanford University, you could feel millions and millions of bytes being tossed about all around you. 

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What are the demographics of people following your company or organization on Facebook, YouTube and twitter? Find answers to this and other questions by using free tools available online.

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Breastfeeding is not unique to humans. All 4,000 species of mammals produce a milk designed specifically for their infants.
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In this holiday season, the importance of storytelling grows as Native youth seek answers about walking in two worlds--honoring the past to find their way in today's modern society.

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Pueblos created their communities around the activity of farming. The soils in Pueblo territory were variable as was the availability of water.

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There has been much controversy about the Affordable Care Act, what some call Obamacare. The politics are beyond intense. And those computer glitches are making it virtually impossible for people to enroll.

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IMPACT is a series of videos created by Working Films and The Fledgling Fund for documentarians. Co-created with The Fledgling Fund, the series covers important information about building film campaigns that can ignite social change.

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As my internship comes to a close, I am excited to go back home and yet I am saddened to leave. My 350 mile sojourn to Anchorage, Alaska, and Alaska Public Media has been so informative, exciting and full of hard work. With each new experience a world opened up and I had but to step through. I’ve met new people, broke my ankle, directed a short and bought a new motorcycle. It has been an extremely busy summer!

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