“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

Recoding Relations: Episode 1, People Over Tools

Listen to part one of Recoding Relations, a four part podcast series on Indigenous Studies and the Digital Humanities. Read more

Love and Reconciliation Between Being and Non-Being

Belcourt’s inaugural poetry collection, This World is a Wound, which won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, is a profound and probing explication of (non)existence for queer Indigenous bodies in the violent wake of settler colonialism: “colonialism broke us,” Belcourt writes... Read more

Forgiveness, “a thousand pound word”: the Literature of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

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Richard Wagamese was one of the premier authors of forgiveness and reconciliation in Canada. What do his novels tell of about the TRC? Read more

Theatre of Regret Now Available in Paperback

The Theatre of Regret is now available in paperback from UBC Press. Read more

“How do I play these?” (with your thumbs, asshole): playing Indigenous Video Games

For me, the process of writing about Indigenous games begins with thinking about the relationship between gaming, code, and settler colonialism, as well as the ways in which I am complicit in what I call digitālis nullius, the erasure of… Read more

Virtual Reality, Visual Sovereignty and the (Hungry) Settler Gaze

It is an understatement to say that this hunger for resources has not abated with time. xwelítem hunger may have begun with gold, but it quickly extended to forests, the water, and of course the land itself. In the twentieth... Read more

Writing in (Good) Relation: How Writing Can Build and Create Community

How do we write to and for community from within the university? This article identifies key strategies for writing for Indigenous studies courses Read more

Recoding Relations: Dispatches from the Symposium for Indigenous New Media

David Gaertner and Melissa Haberl In June 2018, scholars, developers, artists, and community members from over twenty institutions and three continents gathered on the ancestral and unceded territory of the WSÁNEĆ, Lkwungen, and Wyomilth peoples to participate in the inaugural... Read more

Indigenous Digital Poetics: Joshua Whitehead’s Full-Metal Indigiqueer

Joshua Whitehead’s inaugural book of poetry, Full-Metal Indigiqueer is a series of poems told through Zoa, a trickster figure rendered through the lens of technology. Whitehead combines the figures of the singularity, virus, and hacker into a narrator that inhabits... Read more