20 YEARS OF WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
Noteworthy is my pioneering role as a media educator to identify, deconstruct, and examine indepth, the long history of stereotyping, and deeper patterns of cultural racism, in regard to Euro-western representations of Indigenous peoples in North America up to, and including, popular culture today. Moreover, I developed a unique `transformative learning' approach to media literacy rather than apply the dominant `cultural studies' approach usually practiced by educators of media studies.
As well, my transformative learning approach in media literacy pioneers a proactive tool for conflict resolution, as demonstrated through invitations to be a workshop presenter at conferences listed below.
Also see TEACHING and PUBLIC SPEAKING to find related contributions in providing courses of study and being a guest speaker.
30 YEARS OF WRITING EXPERIENCE
Noteworthy are my roles, first of all, as one of few non-Native journalists to be hired as a regular contributor to a number of Indigenous publications in North America. Secondly, my regular columns in Starweek (weekend TV magazine for The Toronto Star) were among the first to give attention to Canadian children's television in its heyday, as well as the early wave of environmental TV programmes. Third, my articles on Aboriginal issues were among the few to give voice to Native people in the mainstream media, to highlight their perspectives rather than non-Native views.