Indigitization — Toolkit for the Digitization of First Nations Knowledge

Indigitization is a B.C. based collaborative initiative between Indigenous communities and organizations, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Museum of Anthropology, Northern BC Archives (UNBC), and the School for Library, Archival and Information Studies, to facilitate capacity building in Indigenous information management. This project is committed to clarifying processes and identifying issues in the conservation, digitization, and management of Indigenous community knowledge. It does so by providing information resources through the Indigitization toolkit and by enabling community-led audio cassette digitization projects through grant funding and training. Indigitization seeks to grow and work with a network of practitioners to develop effective practices for the management of digital heritage that support the goals of individual communities.

IMPORTANT: Updated information regarding workshops and travel

As we all know, the COVID-19 outbreak continues to prompt concern for communities across Canada. The Indigitization Program is working with our institutional partners to plan safe events for all possible attendees.

As a result of community dialogue and the recommendations of the British Columbia Ministry of Health, all upcoming Indigitization events are postponed until further notice. This includes:

  • the March 18-20 Introductory Digitization Workshop at UNBC in Prince George
  • the April 7-9 Introductory Digitization Workshop at UBCO in Kelowna

We have chosen to take these actions out of an abundance of caution, and in an attempt to decrease risk to people across our communities. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause.

These are unusual circumstances, and undoubtedly an extremely stressful time for many. Please exercise caution and care in the coming days. We look forward to rescheduling these workshops, and seeing you soon.



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“Raven, a known trickster and transformer of material reality, is depicted here in the process of becoming. Raven is a shape changer, and like technology, represents the movement between fluid and structural form. Often identified with its capacity for mischief, I also like to imagine Raven appreciating the digital realm as a site for play and creativity.”

Alison O. Marks is a Tlingit artist born and raised in Southeast Alaska. As a child of two cultures, native and non-native, the artist brings a unique perspective to her art.” For more about Ms. Marks and to see additional works, please visit

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