CFP: Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence (Proposal Deadline of February 15, 2015. Essay Deadline of May 15, 2015.)

CFP: Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence
From the podcast Metis in Space to the use of social media during the Idle No More movement to the on-line Urban Native Magazine, Canada’s First Peoples are increasingly using the internet as a space of resistance, community development, and as a platform for sharing and preserving language and tradition. The essay collection Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence will merge Digital Humanities with Indigenous Studies in order to explore how First Peoples are mobilizing various on-line formats in the service of cultural protection and dissemination.
Possible essay topics could include:
Language apps
Social media and protest/resistance
Interactive website, such as Pearson Education’s The Ruptured Sky: The War of 1812
Online graphic novels
The role of podcasts
Bias in digital archiving
Storytelling/orature websites, such as the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal
The use of digital resources in the classroom
Storytelling and Video Game Development
The role of Youtube in cultural sharing

Please forward your essay (between 2000 and 8000 words) or essay proposal (500 words) along with a short bio. (50-100words) to Jesse Archibald-Barber, Associate Professor, First Nations University ( and to Jessica Langston, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University (

Proposal Deadline of February 15, 2015.

Essay Deadline of May 15, 2015.

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