Saturday, October 11, 2008


Native Youth Magazine News
Tulalip Tribe TV station hits the airwaves

Written by Cher Thomas
Tuesday, 04 March 2008
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A Western Washington tribe is now in the broadcasting business. The Tulalip Tribe in Snohomish County has its own TV station. It's called KANU TV and it is the first and only nationally broadcast tribal network. Shelly Lacy hosts "The General Manager's Report," one of several programs airing 24/7 over the web on "We do a report that talks about what happened the last week, what are upcoming events," said Shelly Lacy. Niki Cleary reports for Northwest Indian News, one of the shows on KANU TV. "This is an opportunity for our people to tell our stories, our way," she said. "It's a huge leap ... it means that not only are we reaching our neighbors right here in Marysville, we're reaching neighbors across the nation." TV shows, movies and high school sports are also broadcast, in addition to brief lessons in native languages. Tribal member Rachel Johnston watches from her home in Florida. "This is a way for them to be able to keep that connection and know what's happening here," Lacy said. While don't have to worry about ratings at this station, they do hope moving KANU TV onto the web will have more people watching.

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