Posted to the Ethnos Project by on June 12th, 2016

This is an exciting time for digitizing indigenous history. Leading digital humanists are engaging tribal communities in the creation of powerful online archives. The groundbreaking Mukurtu content management system (CMS), for example, is built on the very premise of indigenous curation or co-curation; it lets indigenous people control exactly what materials will be made visible on the Web, and under what conditions. Meanwhile, tribal communities are rapidly creating their own digital spaces. These take a range of forms from impromptu practices like sharing and annotating historic photographs on Facebook to sophisticated apps for language revitalization.

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