INCA 283 History of Aboriginal Media in Canada

Indian Communication Arts (INCA)

The Anik satellite and northern Canada (audio file 8 minutes)

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Canadian satellites: The Anik satellite and northern Canada, Dec 1, 1971 | 8:00

Politicians believe that the telecommunications Anik A1 satellite will at last provide northern Canadians stable communications. But, some northern natives and critics are arguing that they have no interest in “white man’s TV.”

The Anik satellite and northern Canada

Amid feelings of apprehension and anticipation, Canadians looked skyward as scientists launched satellites into the solar system in the 1960s. The primitive satellite program has since evolved into a highly sophisticated network. Canadian scientists have actively taken the lead in this ever-growing industry, transforming our lives with improved telephone, radio, television, tele-medicine and Internet access.

Politicians believe that the telecommunications Anik A1 satellite will at last provide northern Canadians stable communications. But, some northern natives and critics are arguing that they have no interest in “white man’s TV.”.

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