Exploring the intersection of indigeneity & information and communication technologies

The Ethnos Project is a research portal and resource database that welcomes a broad range of inquiry including digital humanities, intangible cultural heritage and language preservation, culture and development, human computer interaction, Indigenous media, etc.

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SharingStories Foundation: innovation through technology & cultural understanding via oral traditions

About SharingStories Foundation From the organization’s website: SharingStories Foundation (SSF) works with multiple art forms, in dynamic relationship with stories, creating multi-media outcomes. The Foundation supports Indigenous communities to hold, share and transmit languages, stories and culture for present and future generations. We also work with communities to promote a…


Open Source Code for Endangered Languages

This just in from the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv… Richard Littauer writes: “I have been building a document linking any and all open source code I could find that may be useful to indigenous, minority, under resourced, and endangered languages. It has now gotten to the stage where…


Mexico’s INAH announces digital edition of the Codex Mendoza

The bilingual digital edition of the Codex Mendoza is the first attempt in the world to create a digital resource that permits an in-depth study of a Mexican codex and that allows a virtual repatriation of it. Digital Codex Mendoza is freely available through its website and through the iTunes…


Free Books! a list of free e-pubs in the Ethnos Project Resources Database

Happy New Year! Here, have some free books! This collection of 29 e-publications spans the years 2002-2014 and contains over 3,000 pages of top-notch scholarship, hard-earned field wisdom, best practices and more. Yes, the list is a bit eclectic (and some items are fraying around the digital edges), but it…


CFP: Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence

From the use of social media during the Idle No More movement to the growth of on-line magazines and educational platforms, Canada’s First Peoples are increasingly using the internet as a space of resistance, community development, and as a platform for sharing and preserving language and tradition. The essay collection…


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages: a digital archive of endangered Indigenous literature

Note: I just added this to the Resources Database, but felt that it should also be featured here in the blog. About the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is an open access, online repository comprising digital versions of language materials produced in Literature Production…


Update: 1st Int’l Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies schedule posted

This conference has concluded is now housed in the Resources Database. Back in July, I posted the CFP for the 1st International Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies: A contemporary view. The Congress – being held in Mexico City from December 3-6 – is an effort to establish an…

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About the Ethnos Project

The Ethnos Project is a research portal and resource database that explores the intersection of indigeneity and information and communication technologies (ICTs). This site welcomes a broad range of inquiry including digital humanities, human computer interaction, Indigenous Knowledge management, culture and development, language preservation, participatory design, and more. Read more...

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Curated Views of the Ethnos Project Resources Database


A constellation of cultural groups, tribes, nations, languages, etc.


A collection of tags loosely clustered around the the concept of indigeneity.


A listing of geographic locations referenced in the resources database.


Items relating to information, communication, language, etc.


Theory & Research
Items in the database clustered around theory, research, and education.


A list of technology-related resources (concepts, platforms, devices, etc.).


A list of groups and organizations mentioned in the database.


Items in the database tagged by date (publications, presentations, etc).