Novel Alliances is a collection of essays, notes, and reflections on Indigenous politics, arts, and new media shared from an allied perspective. The blog began as a way for the author to share conference papers, but it gradually became a space to workshop new ideas, begin conversations, and meet potential collaborators. You can read more on the how Novel Alliances functions as a research and publishing tool here.

Novel Alliances also now hosts content, particularly teaching resources, from third party contributors. See, for instance, the Collective Statement of Learning, written by students of FNIS 310. If you are a teacher, student, or emerging author and would like to contribute please email david.gaertner@ubc.ca

David Gaertner is an Assistant Professor and a settler scholar in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He researches and teaches Indigenous new media and digital storytelling from a decolonial framework.

David lives on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people with his wife and two children.


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