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 […]

Info-Maintainers Panel: Perspectives on the Maintenance of Indigenous Information, Data, and Cultural Knowledge

On October 15th, our program manager Kayla Lar-Son will be presenting on a panel along with Maui Hudson (University of Waikato), and Dr. Siobhan Wescott (University of North Dakota). The panel will be a discussion on information maintenance frameworks for Indigenous data sovereignty, and the preservation of Indigenous cultural Knowledges. More information about the event […]

Indigitization Website Redesign

Indigitization is excited to announce its newly redesigned website! After several months of hard work and dedicated focus, the site will be officially launched on July 27th, 2020. The new website is easier to navigate, more user-friendly, and is a space that more easily facilitates digital storytelling to showcase what the Indigitization team and community […]

Panel with Gerry Lawson: how COVID-19 impacts Indigenous language revitalization

Rising Voices will hold a series of virtual events discussing how “Indigenous communities in Mexico and Canada have been adopting technology and the internet as tools to promote and revitalize their native languages.” Tune into the first online exchange to hear Indigitization Program Technology Lead, Gerry Lawson, in conversation with other Indigenous language activists. The […]

Spring Workshop Update

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, […]

A Conversation with Sarah Dupont, Program Manager

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 Libraries and Archives News Report assignment.

Indigitization Futures Forum in the BCLA Journal

June’s Indigitization Futures Forum is featured in this month’s journal of the British Columbia Library Association, as an article created by Sustaining Information Practices Research Assistants, Michelle Kaczmarek and Emily Guerrero, available via the BCLA website. The article, entitled Five cohorts of Indigitization project participants unite for inaugural Indigitization Futures Forum at UBC provides an […]