Lack as Resistance in 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

Decolonial DH?: The Maker Movement in Indigenous Studies

Text from my keynote for DHSI@Congress. June 5, 2019.   Good morning! It is so wonderful to be here with here with you during Congress 2019. This community has meant so much to me in my career, first as a grad... Read more

Best Practices for Approaching Indigenous Studies through the Digital Humanities

The following summary of best practices was compiled out of the Symposium for Indigenous New Media as a primer for digital humanists that want to engage with Indigenous peoples and data. It is by no means comprehensive. We hope that... Read more

Reconciliation: “Like an Echo Turned Inside Out”

Reading reconciliation through Dimaline's dystopic novel, The Marrow Thieves Read more

Towards Closure as a Relational Methodology

The colonial gaze is characterized not only by scopophilia, a drive to look, but also by an urge to penetrate, to traverse, to know, to translate, to own and exploit. The attitude assumes that everything should be accessible to those... Read more

FNIS 220: Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics

FNSP 220 explores the ways that Indigenous peoples seek to overcome the legacies of settler colonialism and claim sovereignty and self-determination through cultural production and critique. In this course, we will examine contemporary articulations of Indigenous identity, politics, and cultural... Read more

FNIS 300: Writing for Indigenous Studies

Click the link below for the full syllabus. In this course, we will be honing writing skills for Indigenous studies with emphasis on writing for and with community and against patriarchy, racism, and settler colonialism. Through this course, you will... Read more

Beyond the Unexpected: Land, Decolonization, and Self-Determination in Network Sovereignty

There is a famous photograph of Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo sitting in a Cadillac. It was taken in 1905. Geronimo was in captivity at the time, having surrendered to the US government in 1886, and the photograph was shot as... Read more

Why We Need to Talk About Indigenous Literature and the Digital Humanities

Will cyberspace enable old knowledge to be experienced and expanded or will cyberspace create the the present anew each day, so that there never again is tradition or a past? –Loretta Todd Over the holiday break, while the in-laws were... Read more

Bibliography for FNIS 401F: Indigenous New Media

Below is the reading list for FNIS 401F a special topics course I teach in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia.  See the Novel Alliances New Media reading list here Dowell, Kristen. “Vancouver’s... Read more