Rosalyn R. LaPier wrote this article for The Conversation. Rosalyn is an award winning Indigenous writer and environmental historian. She studies the intersection of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) learned from elders and the academic study of history and religion of Indigenous people. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and Métis.
Accurate language in the reporting of Israeli-Palestinian violence is not only a concern for journalists’ credibility – it would also provide U.S. news consumers with a deeper understanding of the conditions on the ground and the deadly consequences.