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FirstVoices Presentation by Kyra Fortier (FPCC) during Indigitization Training Week 2019

July 10, 2019

We were fortunate to have Kyra Fortier, FirstVoices Coordinator and Trainer at First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), join us during our 2019 Indigitization Training Week to give an informative presentation on FirstVoices. We recorded the presentation and are sharing it … Continue reading

Student Interview with Indigitization Program Manager Sarah Dupont

Check out this great interview with Indigitization Program Manager Sarah Dupont, created by iSchool students Monique DuPlessis, Eleri Staiger and Nick Ubels as part of Dr. Richard Arias-Hernandez’s LIBR 581 Digital Libraries class. The video was submitted for a Digital … Continue reading

Starting Big Conversations on Twitter: How Indigitization has Revitalized its Social Media Engagement

December 3, 2018

*** This article original appeared in BCLA Perspectives. By Allison Jones. Over the past year, Indigitization has tripled its social media audience and provoked thoughtful online conversations on themes such as decolonization and open access. These successes have been achieved … Continue reading

Decolonizing information and preserving knowledge with the Indigitization program

November 28, 2018

*** This post originally appeared at https://www.ubyssey.ca/culture/decolonizing-information-with-Indigitization/ By Darby Lynch. Indigenous groups across BC have an opportunity to receive grant money for their local archival needs due to a groundbreaking project run through several institutions at UBC and the University … Continue reading

Whose 150? Aboriginal Un-History Month exhibition highlights Indigenous work at the university

September 1, 2017

***This article originally appeared on ctlt.ubc.ca. By Emi Sasagawa. “This year, many Canadians are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada. For them, the development of Canada from a colony to an independent nation is the story of the emergence of … Continue reading

Video: Indigitization: It Takes a Community

June 26, 2017

***This video originally appeared on digitalassetsymposium.com Gerry Lawson, Oral History and Language Lab at Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, UBC. “Precious fragments” of indigenous knowledge are increasingly held captive in obsolete audio-visual media formats. The ethics, culture and practices of traditional … Continue reading

With an Eye on the Future, First Nations in Canada Are Switching From Audio Cassettes to Digital

May 9, 2017

***This article originally appeared on GlobalVoices.org and is also available in French, Spanish, Malagasy, Italian, and Japanese. By Eduardo Avila. While not quite obsolete, audio cassettes are losing their appeal as long-term storage solutions of sound recordings. Many First Nations communities across … Continue reading

Video: ASIS&T Presents… Indigitization: Supporting the Digitization, Preservation, and Management of Indigenous Community Knowledge

March 25, 2017

Gerry Lawson speaks about Indigitization on stage, with a photo of Indigitization grantees smiling and testing hardware projected behind him. ***This article originally appeared on blueprintdigital.com Session Summary Diverse Indigenous cultures thrived in British Columbia until assailed by mechanisms of colonization. One element of Indigenous resilience was embedding precious fragments of Community knowledge in magnetic media. These media are increasingly … Continue reading

Video: Sarah DuPont speaks about Indigitization at Information Architecture Summit

Sarah DuPont smiles at the camera. ***This video originally appeared on blueprintdigital.com Transcript: “Hi, my name is Sarah DuPont. I’m the Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at the University of British Columbia, and I’m here with the Indigitzation Program. So, our topic was to illuminate everything about the … Continue reading

Five cohorts of Indigitization project participants unite for inaugural Indigitization Futures Forum at UBC

November 1, 2016

***This article originally appeared on bclaconnect.ca. By Michelle Kaczmarek and Emily Guerrero. Based at the Irving K. Barber Centre at the University of British Columbia, Indigitization is a collaborative project that provides grants and training to First Nations community groups … Continue reading