2019 Summer Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded: $32,270 Project Title: Goose Story: Documenting Our Leadership and Building Capacity for Traditional GovernanceParticipant: Carrier Sekani Tribal CouncilAmount: $8,857.00Description: Like Geese flying in the V formation to travel long distances, the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council seeks to bring Dakelh First Nations together for the mutual achievement of their political goals. Documenting this collaboration are […]

2018 Summer Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded: $56,113.27 Project Title: Hul’q’umi’num Digitization ProjectParticipant: Cowichan TribesAmount: $8,985.00Description: Cowichan Tribes has many departments with audiocassette archives that will benefit from digitization. These contain recordings of elders’ interviews, oral history, stories, songs and testimony. The valuable resource this represents will be preserved for present and future generations to benefit from cultural knowledge continuing to […]

2017 Summer Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded: $55,759.84 Project Title: BLNDC Digitization ProjectParticipant: Burns Lake Native Development CorporationAmount: $8,801.12Description: BLNDC Indigenization Project – this project involves transferring all cassette tape media from the past 43 years, and converting to a digital format. This work will preserve the rich history of BLNDC for future generations to come. Project Title: SməlqmixParticipant: Lower […]

2016 Summer Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded = $68,692 Project Title: Cowichan Tribes Hul’q’umi’num Digitization ProjectParticipant: Cowichan Tribes Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum (Cultural Education)Amount: $10,000Description: Cowichan Tribes Quw’utsun Syuw’entst Lelum (Cultural Education) Language and Culture program has an inventory of archived audiocassettes, which contain recordings of elders’ interviews, oral history, stories and songs. In order to preserve this knowledge for present and future […]

2015 Summer Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded = $111,925 Project Title: Preservation of Tsilhqot’in Intangible Heritage: Digitizing and Enhancing Taped Audio Interviews and Gatherings from the 1960s to 2002Participant: Tsilhqot’in National GovernmentAmount: $10,000Description: This project consists of three primary objectives: completing digitization of the Tsilhqot’in National Government’s collection of approximately 925 cassettes; undergoing basic audio engineering training on-site using specialized noise-reduction […]

2014 Fall Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded = $30,000 Project Title: Hupacasath Historical Digitization: Preserving knowledge for the futureParticipant: Hupacasath First NationAmount: $10,000Description: Hupacasath will be digitizing 83 audio cassettes containing over 240 hours of oral history from their elders. The audio tapes contain interviews with elders about land use, and stories of Hupacasath legends passed on from generation to […]

2014 Spring Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded = $49,263 Project Title: Preserving Lake Babine Nation’s oral historyParticipant: Lake Babine Nation Treaty OfficeAmount: $10,000Description: The project’s goal is to train and utilize the current staff and members in the digitization process of the Oral History. The digitization of the Oral History tapes and other relevant materials of the […]

2013 Projects

Total Indigitization Grant Funding awarded = $18,418 Project Title: Digitization of oral history/treaty related measures tapesParticipant: Tsawwassen First NationAmount: $15,000Description: The project consists of digitizing 165 analogue cassette tapes containing interviews with many of the community’s Elders, several of whom have since passed away. The interviews were conducted as part of several traditional knowledge studies […]

Introducing the Indigitization Program’s National Research Council (NRC) Canadian Indigenous Languages Technology Project

The Indigitization Program is pleased to announce the launch of our latest initiative, part of the National Research Council (NRC)’s Canadian Indigenous Languages Technology Project, aimed at collaboratively developing and making accessible manuals, tools, equipment, and instructional and training resources to support digitization efforts of language materials in Indigenous communities. Since January 2020 Indigitization and […]

Indigitization 2019 Grant Cycle is Now Open!

Indigitization is pleased to announce the eighth call for applications for the annual Indigitization Grant Program. The Indigitization Grant Program is a matching funds program supporting audio-cassette digitization in partnership with Indigenous and Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. The program seeks to facilitate communities and organizations in converting audio materials on cassette to uncompressed digital […]