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The (mis)representation of Indigenous People in mainstream media 

The (mis)representation of Indigenous People in mainstream media 

Issues
THE IMMENSE portrayal of the indigenous people (IP) in mainstream media, especially film and television, open varying perspectives to arise. Exposing IPs to mainstream media has gained recognition because there are many patronizers. However, it can also mean disruption when their culture is misrepresented and utilized for mere entertainment.  “There are both positive and negative representations. And mostly those shows in popular culture with positive representation or more progressive representations of our indigenous people are usually based on historical facts,” Assoc. Prof. Wennielyn Fajilan from the UST Department of Filipino told The Flame. “Most representations that connote negative representations of our indigenous people are just reproducing the stereotypes that we al...