Week 6 Check Point
The issue that I found interesting in the Native’s right for broadcasting. They have had this issue with Congress to pass broadcasting to them as a right and not a privilege. Most Natives are concerned about the issue that others getting funds for the community. Natives want the same opportunity to be able to fund and be responsible for Native owned broadcasting. This issue has been brought to Congress several times. However, a few tribes have received funds for broadcasting however I do not think it was enough to keep the broadcast going. Millions of dollars was given to non –Indian tribes for broadcasting and many offered it to Native Indian tribes. In which I personally think is a great idea. I think that is the case because they can post live meetings, like an example the purpose of wanting to have Native television is to stream or broadcast live town hall meetings for the people who may not be able to make the meeting because of work or simply not able to make the meeting at that time and can watch it at a later time. It is their opinion that they do not want to feel like a “cast away” because Congress is having a hard time passing the laws to them. I could not agree more. In their words broadcasting is public safety. This could not be more true, how would they know what is going on in the world around them, let alone in their own community. In my opinion this is something that should be fought to the end because this should be a right just as any other race or group of people in America.