Strategic Adaptation: Playing Indigenous Video Games as Disruption

Never Alone remains one of the best-selling, Indigenous video games of all time. But has it changed how video games are played and perceived? Read more

Recoding Relations: Episode 3, Decolonial Digital

In Episode 3 we discuss how people studying and working in Indigenous studies and DH understand and define digital technologies. We also introduce some of the politics involved in working across and between these fields. Read more

20 Books that will Change How You Think about Canada

A reading list for those who want to know more about Canada's colonial history and our shared futures with Indigenous peoples. Read more

20 Books on New Media and Social Justice

List of books on new media and social justice that centres how the legacies of power affect the digital. Read more

On Wonderworks and Indigenous World-Building: A Travel Guidebook Assignment for Darcy Little Badger’s Elatsoe

This in-class exercise is based on Darcy Little Badger’s novel Elatsoe and chapter four of Daniel Heath Justice’s Why Indigenous Literatures Matter Indigenous wonderworks are neither strictly “fantasy” nor “realism,” but maybe both at once, or something else entirely, although... Read more

Using DH in Indigenous Studies Classrooms: Six Sample Assignments

In an interview with Liza Yeager, Anishinaabe comedian, writer, and media maker, Ryan McMahon talks about why he thinks podcasting is specifically useful medium for Indigenous storytellers: “I just think the medium is so exciting. It’s relatively inexpensive to produce;... Read more

Recoding Relationality: Indigenous New Media and the Possibility of a Critical Digital Humanities

The below is a transcript of a talk given at the University of Melbourne in December 2018. Melbourne Talk (Slides in PDF) Watch a recording of the talk here See the Novel Alliances New Media reading list here I want... Read more

“How can I share this?”: Sky Dancer Louise Halfe and the Poetics of the unsayable

“Listen to the bones”      -Louise Halfe, Blue Marrow Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe breathes life into silence. For more than twenty-five years, Halfe, who is Cree, from the Saddle Lake reserve and Treaty Six territory, has used Cree poetics... Read more

Recoding Relations: Episode 2, Indigeneity in DH

Listen to the episode here In Episode 2 we explore what Indigeneity might mean within the digital humanities. We listen to pieces by Jordan Abel, Michelle Nahanee, and Maize Longboat about their Indigeneity and how that manifests in the work... Read more

“A soul-deep desolation:” Reconciliation and the Vacuum of Unstoried Existence

Excerpted from The Theatre of Regret: Art, Literature, and the Politics of Reconciliation While it is intimately, and, perhaps, impossibly, entwined with Christian ideology and Western politics, the idea of reconciliation does not belong to the Western theory alone. Indigenous... Read more