Working in partnership with the First Nations Innovation project, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick is leading a new project. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council under its Knowledge Synthesis program. David Perley is director of the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at UNB

The project will produce a comprehensive literature review answering the question, how can digital technologies support Indigenous resurgence and learning of Indigenous cultures and languages? The six-month grant will support three graduate and two undergraduate students to gather and compile the material for the final publication due in October this year.

The project will synthesize and critically analyze research on how digital technologies can support learning and preservation of Indigenous cultures and languages. We will also examine how digital technologies can support Indigenous control of these processes. Our critical analysis will link these processes to the ongoing decolonization work, and in particular, how new digital opportunities support the ability of Indigenous community members to sustain their traditional land-based activities and enterprises.

Further information about this research project is available at the project website and by contacting David Perley, lead investigator and director of Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, at david.perley@unb.ca or Dr. Susan O’Donnell, co-investigator and adjunct professor, department of sociology at UNB, at susanodo@unb.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT: David Perley.

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