Exploring Respectful Design Directions for Indigenous Communities

Projects focusing on preserving cultural heritage are most usually instigated by a researcher. Yet, the question arises ‘whether such projects are beneficial for the studied communities?’ This paper describes the first part of a co-reflective, design research case study exploring through design the dynamics of the disappearance of culture heritage. […]

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Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA)

Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) is the peak body for remote Indigenous media and communications and was founded in 2001. IRCA is committed to building the capacity of the sector while also providing tools, networks and resources that help remote media workers build their skills, profile and performance. IRCA currently […]

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FOTool: Modeling Indigenous Community Cultures in Sarawak

Formal-Object Tool (FOTool) is a software modelling approach that integrates formal specification and object oriented model. FOTool integrates the rigour of formal methods and the ease of use of OO techniques. The idea of FOTool is to provide an easy interface by allowing the application developer to develop the software […]

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Globalization, Negotiating Technology, and Indigeneity in Nepal

This paper explores how indigenous peoples negotiate with their state and mainstream narratives by glocalizing indigenous political and cultural identities through virtual spaces offered by digital technology or information and communication technology (ICT). The first section makes an announcement of its concern about how globalization and indigeneity at some points […]

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Mukurtu: Information Retrieval System Engineered for Indigenous Individuals and Communities

This paper will examine the Mukurtu content management system (CMS) developed by researchers at Washington State University to address specific needs of Indigenous individuals and Indigenous communities worldwide. Mukurtu is based on the open-source DRUPAL platform and utilizes many aspects unique to that platform, such as role-based permission systems, which […]

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Intercontinental Cry (IC Magazine)

For the past 10 years, IC Magazine has stood at the forefront of the global indigenous movement. As a grassroots publication run by volunteers, we have published more than 3,000 articles detailing the challenges, struggles, and successes of approximately 520 Indigenous Nations and Peoples around the world. Preferring to offer […]

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Social Media in Remote First Nation Communities

Community resilience in First Nations includes ties to people both inside and outside the community, intergenerational communication, the sharing of stories, and family and community connectedness. This study, based on a survey of Internet users in the Sioux Lookout region of Northwestern Ontario, explores the link between social networking sites […]

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From the Árran to the Internet: Sami Storytelling in Digital Environments

This essay investigates the use of storytelling in the process of cultural and linguistic revitalization through specific contemporary examples drawn from the Internet. By examining instances of adaptation of Sami tales and legends to digital environments, I discuss new premises and challenges for the emergence of such narratives. In particular, […]

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Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium publication

This document sets out key issues identified in the final plenary session at the AIATSIS research symposium on information technologies and Indigenous communities. Over 70 papers were presented at ITIC on the use of information technologies by Indigenous peoples. Illustrating the strength and vibrancy of the sector, presentations were delivered […]

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Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods

Join Red River College and Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Manitoba-born Indigenous people research expert visiting from Australia, to learn about and explore the realm of Indigenous research. Wilson’s book, entitled “Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods” examines the philosophy underlying Indigenous peoples’ research methodologies in Canada and Australia. He will […]

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Indigenous Community Stories

About Indigenous Community Stories Indigenous Community Stories records Western Australia’s Indigenous heritage, cultural and historical stories using future-proof, high definition digital video technology and professional film crews. The initiative aims to record 100 Indigenous oral histories, so they can be viewed by future generations as well as creating invaluable records […]

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Creating Digital Maps to Help Preserve Cultural Heritage of Kamchatka Community

Originally published on the UA News website by Yara Askar (January 29, 2014). Excerpt University of Arizona anthropologist Benedict Colombi is leading a public-private project to help a Russian indigenous people preserve its language and cultural knowledge. The workshop and mapping project in Kamchatka stemmed from UA anthropologist Benedict Colombi’s […]

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Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs)

Documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) has attracted increasing attention in recent years from governments and cultural institutions as well as from indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), in parallel with the growing recognition of the cultural and economic value of TK and TCEs. New information […]

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Chuck a Copyright on It: Dilemmas of Digital Return and the Possibilities for Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels

Abstract: This article focuses on the creation of an innovate network of licenses and labels delivered through an accessible, educational, and informative digital platform aimed specifically at the complex intellectual property needs of Indigenous peoples, communities, and collectives wishing to manage, maintain, and preserve their digital cultural heritage. The Traditional […]

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Poverty in Focus – Indigenising Development

Among the many social groups that have been historically excluded, indigenous peoples comprise one that offers great challenges to development. Although their assimilation has been a goal of the national societies that engulfed them, it is disputable whether indigenous peoples desire the type of social inclusion that development, in its […]

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L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP)

The interregional public organization L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP) was established in 2003. The establishment of the information center was driven by the difficult situation of indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation. Thirty indigenous peoples in each of […]

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Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples

Traditional knowledge is an important element of the intellectual and cultural heritage of indigenous peoples. It reflects their social and historical identity and significantly contributes to the future well-being and sustainable development of these peoples. In 2007, the L’auravetl’an Information & Education Network of Indigenous Peoples (LIENIP) organized a series […]

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Innovation and Technology for Indigenous Peoples

Excerpt Information and communications technology (ICT) is transformative economically, socially, and politically. Evidence of this transformation can be seen in the dramatic spread of ICT globally and near universal usage in both developing and developed countries. Indeed, ICT is everywhere, with its widest manifestations including computer, multimedia, and Internet technologies […]

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Technologies of Indigeneity: Indigenous Collective Identity Narratives in Online Communities

This thesis examines contemporary constructions of collective indigenous identity. It specifically focuses on the offline and online interactions among the members of Bibaknets, an online community for indigenous peoples from the highlands of the Cordillera Region, Philippines. The study explores the relational and positional nature of collective indigenous identity as […]

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UNDP Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues

This kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in—and ownership with them—of these processes. It is designed to provide United Nations Country Teams with guidance as to how to engage indigenous […]

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Keeping Country: a web-based approach to Indigenous outreach in cultural heritage management

Cultural heritage management (CHM) of Indigenous places is the dominant area of professional practice in Australian archaeology, yet relatively few Indigenous Australians take up a career in the sector. The internet is providing new and effective avenues for Indigenous outreach programmes. This paper describes a self-contained, web-enabled, free-to-user cultural heritage […]

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Indigenous Rights and Social Media – a Sámi example

This blog post discusses indigenous uses of social media with the example of resistance against exploitation of the land and its raw materials in Swedish Sápmi – the cultural homeland of the Sámi, indigenous people of Europe. A growing conflict in Gállok was in the news in the summer of […]

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Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project

The Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) Project is an international, multidisciplinary research project examining intellectual property (IP)-related issues that are emerging within the realm of heritage, especially those affecting Indigenous peoples. These include complex and often difficult questions about who has rights to and responsibilities relating to use […]

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Questioning the Obvious? Ethical and Cultural Dimensions of CMC and ICTs

As late as 1998, U.S. citizens constituted the significant majority of Internet users (84%: GVU 1998). Given this demographic dominance, it is not surprising that U.S.-specific visions also dominated both popular discourse and English-language scholarship regarding computer-mediated communication (CMC). Such dominance, of course, goes hand-in-hand with ethnocentrism – and so […]

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Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning (SPiLL)

The Centre for Social Partnerships in Lifelong Learning SPiLL was established in 2007 to support and research the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships that enable effective learning in different disciplines, workplaces and training sites. SPiL is based at the Charles Darwin University. SPiLL’s research seeks to understand and enhance the ways […]

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