The Institute of Intercultural Communication of the Regional Autonomous University of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN) promotes the development of the capacities of communities in the region to communicate their histories, values, and concerns through grass-roots media such as community radio, video and community television. As a university that is decentralized and community-based, URACCAN works with the many different ethnic communities of the coast (Miskitu, Sumu, Rama, Garifuna, Creole, Mestizo) to develop the skills to document their lives and to disseminate their values through communications tools that they control. The Miskitu students of URACCAN in the northern region of the country (RAN), for example, are recreating Miskitu legends in dramatic form which they then document through video. These tools can be used in education that affirms the histories and cosmologies of Indigenous peoples on the coast.

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