A Digital Bundle: Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online

A Digital Bundle: Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online

by Jennifer Wemigwans

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Overview

A Digital Bundle explores the potential of online and digital technologies to serve Indigenous resurgence by contributing to the goals of Indigenous nation building. Based on interviews and discussions with active users of Four Directions Teachings, a website created by Jennifer Wemigwans, A Digital Bundle makes a case for a new online social movement that embraces Indigenous perspectives. Key to this movement is the redefinition of online Indigenous knowledge projects as "digital bundles," thus elevating the cultural protocols and responsibilities that come with such a designation and grounding these projects within an Indigenous epistemological paradigm. A Digital Bundle is an important contribution to the field of internet activism and a must-read for Indigenous educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889775510
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication date: 10/27/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jennifer Wemigwans is Anishnaabekwe (Ojibwe/ Potawatomi) from Wikwemikong First Nation and President of Invert Media.She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Chapter 1 Indigenous Resurgence and the Internet 1

Chapter 2 Decolonizing the Digital 43

Chapter 3 Applying Indigenous Methodologies and Theories 71

Chapter 4 Biskaabiiyang ("to Look Back") 105

Chapter 5 Naakgonige ("to Plan") 139

Chapter 6 Aanjigone ("Non-Interference") 159

Chapter 7 Debwewin ("Truth as Heart Knowledge") 179

Chapter 8 Lighting New Fires for the Internet 207

Endnotes 229

References 231

Index 237

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"[A] serious advance in state-of-the-art research." – Marisa Duarte, author of Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet across Indian Country

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