Apply now! Coding for Language Communities 2014

This post is adapted from Global Native Networks. It’s no secret that a handful of languages dominate the online space. A paper published last October in the journal PLOSOne (aptly titled “Digital Language Death”) found that less than five percent of the current world languages are in use online. Offline, around 7,776 […]

Indigenous New Media Symposium 2014

The Indigenous New Media Symposium aims to bring together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to educate, organize, entertain, and advocate.  In the past few years blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tools […]

After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge

Museum Anthropology Review, Vol 7, No 1-2 (2013) This double issue of Museum Anthropology Review collects papers originally presented at a January 2012 workshop titled “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge.” Hosted by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and funded by the (U.S.) […]

IndigiLINK Network

IndigiLINK is for professional social networking and collaboration for those working in the field of Indigenous research and policy. We welcome people working on Indigenous issues in a variety of capacities, including professionals, scholars, researchers, policy makers, Indigenous community leaders, Elders, Indigenous community members, advocates, service providers, and students. What […]

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium Launches IndigiLINK Network

The Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International) (APRCi) at Western University in London, Ontario is launching IndigiLINK network. This network will link the international indigenous community with noted experts in Indigenous research and policy development. See the FAQ below for more information. What is IndigiLINK? IndigiLINK is for professional social networking and […]

Extreme Citizen Science, University College London

University College London interdisciplinary Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group ExCiteS brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal with issues that concern them. With an interdisciplinary research […]

Technological Leap-frogging in the Congo Basin, Pygmies and Global Positioning Systems in Central Africa

Abstract It is surprising that many Pygmy hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin, though unable to read the numbers on banknotes or write their own names, have begun to use handheld computers attached to global positioning systems (GPS). In describing this remarkable case of technological leap-frogging I will summarise the historical context that led to this […]

The State of Broadband 2012: Universalizing Broadband

Executive Summary Affordable broadband connectivity, services and applications are essential to modern society, offering widely recognized social and economic benefits. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development promotes the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies for all, so everyone can take advantage of the benefits offered by broadband. With this Report, the […]

Indigenous communities deploy high-tech mapmaking to staunch global land grab

With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional […]

Community Maps Can Empower Indigenous Peoples to Assert Land Rights

An Australian-Filipino mining company during a September 2011 public consultation mobilized its “experts.” Their goal: to persuade local officials and indigenous and local communities about the “safety, merits and sustainability” of the company’s US$5.8-billion project in southern Philippines. The “experts” were armed with figures, graphs and pictures all showing the […]