The goal and objective of the Gingolx Media Center is to establish a
local, self sufficient media outlet in Gingolx that will document and
the knowledge and written text of the Nisga'a Nation.
Other goals include:
To train people in a variety of media production formats such as;
Web site design, Web streaming video clips, CD Rom development and
To service the Nass Valley and surrounding areas with an up to
date media outlet.
To network with other First Nations communities and organizations.
To preserve and stimulate Nisga'a cultural identity.
Surrounding areas such as; Prince Rupert, Terrace, the
Nass Valley, will be servicable by the Gingolx Media Centre. Allowing
of sporting, cultural, and newsworthy events to be seen more publicaly.
With the Internet, our coverage may be limited to the surrounding areas
but our audience is no less than the World.
A website with streaming video will be hosted by the Media Centre which
will have video, slide shows and stories focussing on the Nisga'a Culture.
Local people will be trained, employed and will eventually manage
the operation of the Media Centre.
Other than employment opportunities, the following aspects of media development
will also be available to the Media Centre:
Production - portable video production station
Post Production - Cultural video & DVD Projects
Distribution - WWW, CD's, VHS, DVD's, APTN etc.
Training - hands-on format with industry standard software, work
Staffing includes a Front Office Manager , two multimedia technicians
and 5 youth trainees; part time researcher, scriptwritwer, narrator and
Projects and training to date include:
Web portal for www.gingolx.ca set up
Elementary students trained in web production
"Pt'saan Jabim - Totem Pole Project" Web Site documenting the
first totem pole (Sayt Adoks Gingolx) carved in the Village by elementary
students and Master Carver Chester Moore
Training for 18 adults in Macromedia Web Design Studio
Stay tuned for more as Git Gingolx and the Media Centre continue to
grow together in this new field.