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

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

“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

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)

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

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

Composition courses can be some of the most challenging for students, particularly when they are embedded within a specific discipline. In this post, I share an open letter that I wrote for students in “Writing for Indigenous Studies” (FNIS 300),... 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