Indigenous Media Forms, Frames, & Futurisms: Comparing Anishinaabe and Mainstream News Coverage of the Line #3 Pipeline Project

Sponsor: International and Intercultural Communication Division
Fri, 11/18: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CST
Room: Napoleon Ballroom B2 - 3rd Floor 
This comparative project examines discourses about the Line #3 Pipeline Project in Indigenous versus non-Indigenous newspapers in the Great Lakes region. Using critical qualitative textual analysis, we compare media forms, frames, and futurisms in 621 articles from 2014-present from four Anishinaabe newspapers and three mainstream newspapers. The analysis revealed divergent viewpoints in Indigenous vs non-Indigenous media frames: (1) honoring the environment as kin rather than as a commodity (2) future versus present security, and (3) resistance as protection versus disruption. The study highlights the need for honoring Indigenous values, voices, and sovereignty in the media.


Emily Riewestahl, Syracuse University  - Contact Me


Emilee Baker, Syracuse University  - Contact Me
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Syracuse University  - Contact Me
Laura "Anangokwe" Merchant, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College  - Contact Me