The Design and Development of Digital Return Platforms for Northern Indigenous Heritage (PDF)

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Executive Summary

“… Digital return technologies offer Indigenous communities a means of repatriating objects and knowledge gathered from their ancestors as part of earlier colonial endeavors. Many third party institutions such as museums, universities, and government heritage agencies, retain possession of these collections because of the perceived impracticality of returning them to source communities.
The concept of digital repatriation or “digital return” has emerged as a means of rebuilding relationships between source communities and third party institutions through the transfer of knowledge and objects in digital form. In this way, digital return systems, such as online archives, electronic atlases and digital databases, are excellent examples of disruptive technologies.
The idea of disruptive technologies was first popularized by Clayton Christensen in his 1997 book “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. Disruptive technologies are technological innovations that upset networks supporting the existing state of affairs. Digital return acts as a disruptive technology because it disrupts established institutional models for archiving, accessing, and interpreting objects and cultural knowledge.
Paradoxically, digital return also disrupts traditional Indigenous networks that support how objects and cultural knowledge are accessed and circulated by making them freely available on the public Internet . Resolving this paradox requires that we identify and address existing knowledge gaps in both the sociocultural and technological sides of digital return.
A three-part scoping review of Indigenous digital return projects in regions of the North American and European Arctic was undertaken to: a) identify the extent and objectives of academic, government, and community-led digital return projects; b) characterize the digital return methodologies currently used in arctic communities; c) identify the issues and challenges facing digital return projects within the study area; and d) draw attention to heritage initiatives that are grass roots and community led.
The methods used in this study include: a) bibliometric analysis of electronic databases; b) online surveys of digital return projects; and c) a case study of community-led heritage organizations and their projects. …”
PDF http://www.idees-ideas.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/uploads/general/2016/2016-sshrc-ksg-dawson_0.pdf

Read Un/Covering the North: News, Media & Aboriginal People

@melindatrochu Read Un/Covering the North: News, Media & Aboriginal People http://ow.ly/IB9D307e8R4 #ValerieAlia #FB http://ow.ly/ENyP307e8SA

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NWT’s The Sun at Midnight actor wins award

Yellowknife's Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

Yellowknife’s Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

“… The first full-length feature film shot in the N.W.T. is quickly becoming a celebrated selection at some major Canadian film festivals.
Mohawk-actor Kawennárhere Devery Jacobs won the award for best performance in a Canadian film at the Whistler Film Festival on Sunday for her performance in The Sun at Midnight.
“I’m just filled with gratitude,” said Jacobs in an interview Tuesday. “I had no expectations going to shoot it in the Northwest Territories. We just went to film this ultra low-budget project, and it was such a passion project that I really hold dear to my heart.” […]
It’s the first acting award Jacobs has received, and she credits Carthew’s talent for the win.
“It’s all because of our writer-director [#Yellowknife’s] Kirsten Carthew. Her writing, if you look at the film, there really isn’t a lot of plot-driven stories, so it really rests on the shoulders of myself and [co-star] Duane Howard to carry the film, which I haven’t’ had the opportunity to do in past projects.” […]
The Whistler Film Festival marks the film’s second screening outside the N.W.T.
The Sun at Midnight also screened at imagineNATIVE in October, complete with a standing ovation from the audience.…”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sun-at-midnight-performance-award-1.3884105

Becky Qilavvaq’s “Feel the Inukness” 230,634 hit #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling!…”

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Feel the Inukness #BexxStudio #video “… u know u wanna dance; don’t fight the feeling! (made by Becky Qilavvaq / starring Anguti Johnston)…” 230,634 views

 

Becky Kilabuk
Artist, Throatsinger, Short Filmmaker at BexxStudio
Nunavut, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/becky-kilabuk-a5193135

“Everyone is waking up”: Tanya Tagaq on fighting for justice and singing for Björk

“….Protest music has found an avant-garde champion in the formidable grunts and howls of Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. April Clare Welsh finds out how the First Nations activist and Björk collaborator is using her platform to shine a light on Canada’s dark history […]Tagaq believes that online activism like the virtual mob that flocked to Standing Rock has become “absolutely crucial” in the global fight for Indigenous rights. “Indigenous people have been fighting for the planet for a very, very long time,” she says, “but everyone is waking up to it now. You see these elders engaging in peaceful protests and getting pepper-sprayed by billionaire companies that just want more money – in 2016 that’s just unacceptable. Too many people are awake to accept that behaviour.”[…] Tagaq herself is a survivor of Canada’s notorious Residential School System, a forced assimilation programme which operated from the late 19th century right until 1996, taking Indigenous children away from their communities and placing them in boarding schools around the country. Around 6,000 students died during the residential schools’ existence, and sexual and physical abuse was endemic – though Tagaq emphasises that she doesn’t carry personal pain from her time at high school: “I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the people who suffered the massive indignities themselves.”….”
Tanya Tagaq – Retribution

Tanya Tagaq “Uja” and “Umingmak” (live) — Polaris Music Prize 2014

ENCOURAGING ABORIGINAL VOICES AND ISSUES IN THE MEDIA

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The CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships offer two Aboriginal journalists with one to 10 years of experience the chance to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples. The award aims to foster better comprehension of Aboriginal issues in Canada’s major media and community outlets.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016
http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards/aboriginal_fellowship
Please take a look at the award details
before submitting your application.
http://www.cjf-fjc.ca/cjf_awards/?category=aboriginalform

Ancestors – ᓯᕗᓪᓖᑦ Writing Competition For Nunavut Youth.

Ancestors – ᓯᕗᓪᓖᑦ Writing Competition For Nunavut Youth.
Format: Essay or short story
Length: Minimum 250 words and up to 500 words
Submission deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016, midnight PT
Prizes: 1st Prize $300.00, 2nd Prize $200.00 3rd Prize $100.00
Theme: Pre-colonization Inuit with a focus on *social organization, ᐃᓄᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒋᓐᓂᖅ.
Submissions to:
Susan Aglukark arcticrose2016@gmail.com – subject line – Ancestors 2016
Word Challenge: Use two traditional Inuktitut words on the verge of being lost.
Goal: To better understand the traditional Inuit society and by extension its respect of life’s cycle.
Preamble: My mother pointed out to me some years ago that there is a difference between learning and becoming educated ᐃᓕᑦᓯᓂᖅ and ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ, this was a profound moment for me as it was then that I began to understand that Inuit have a long history of learning and teaching which also meant and means that we were a highly organized and functioning society with a high respect for life and capacity to learn.
The theme in this writing competition then is “Traditional Society”, to find an area in the traditional social historical past and explain it in an essay or story format, this can be written in all Inuktitut or all English but be sure to include at least 2 traditional Inuktitut words that we do not hear in our current daily dialogue.

#Inuktitut #Radio #JOBS in #KUUJUAQ #Nunavik #Quebec

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Inuktitut JOB OPPORTUNITIES- IN KUUJUAQ, Nunavik, Quebec: Taqramiut Nipinqat Inc. the Inuit Radio and Television Company of Nunavik, “… invites interested and motivated persons to apply for the positions of Radio Producers (2 positions) for our radio production center in Kuujjuaq.
We are looking for candidates who are outgoing and motivated to work as Radio Producers.
The candidates who don’t have experience will have the opportunity to work alongside a radio production trainer who will teach them how to use the radio equipment and create their own radio shows which will be broadcast on the Taqramiut Nipingat’s regional radio network.
Radio Producers (2 positions)
Under the supervision of the Office Operations Manager, the Radio Producers prepare radio programs and segments for broadcast related to traditional and cultural issues. The main tasks related to these positions are to identify story and program ideas, operate production equipment, read, host, announce and interview on and off air.
The candidates that we are looking for have an interest in the field of communication and are willing to learn the profession. You must be fluent in Inuktitut. Experience in the field of communication and knowledge of another language (English or French) would be definite assets. Training will be provided during employment.
Please submit your resume before 5:00pm on May 25th 2015 to:
Julie Grenier
Office Manager
Taqramiut Nipingat Inc
PO Box 360
Kuujjuaq, Quebec
JOM ICO
Tel: (819) 964-1999 (207)
Fax:(819)964-1555
E-mail: jgrenier@taqramiut.qc.ca ….”
* Application Forms are also available upon request.
Web: http://www.tni-rtn.com/
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https://www.facebook.com/TaqramiutNipingat

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#NWT #NWTpoli @dehchomla: CKLB #aborigin

#NWT #NWTpoli @dehchomla: CKLB #aboriginal #radio in jeopardy awaiting federal funding http://t.co/hKxoyoSAyf seeks donations

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Better Igloos | nunawhaa

Better Igloos | nunawhaa.

 

Fridge Igloo

The Fridge Igloo by artist Ralf Schmerberg’s built from 322 old fridges in Hamburg. Here.

“Igloo”

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