The Power of Play: my interview with Pinnguaq founder Ryan Oliver
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The Power of Play: my interview with Pinnguaq founder Ryan Oliver

Pinnguaq is a software localization initiative based in beautiful Pangnirtung, Nunavut in Canada’s high Eastern Arctic. In June 2013, they released an Inuktitut-language version of the best-selling iPad game, Osmos. To do this, they engaged Inuit across the territory to complete a crowd-sourced translation of the terms in the game. As Ryan Oliver, the founder of Pinnguaq explains below, participation was so great that they translated the game a total of four and a half times. Continue reading

Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition
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Indigenous Tech and Media News Roundup: Yuendumu Edition

Cheers from Yuendumu, home of the Bush Mechanics! Yuendumu is a small Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. I am here volunteering with PAW (formerly Warlpiri) Media until I return to the United States in August.  PAW Media is one of the oldest Aboriginal media organizations in the country; some of you may know … Continue reading

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Watch my Arctic Frontiers presentation on indigenous media online

For those of you who missed my presentation in Norway this week (I guess technically, I missed it too), you can watch it on Slideshare below. Thanks to everyone for the positive comments and feedback and feel free to get in touch with me with further questions. Arctic Issues On-line: Decolonizing the digital North from … Continue reading

My presentation at the 2013 Arctic Frontiers Conference
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My presentation at the 2013 Arctic Frontiers Conference

I am happy to announce that I will be e-giving a presentation at the 2013 Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway this month. Headed by Tom Fries – Nonresident Senior Fellow and commander-in-chief of communications at the Arctic Institute – our talk is titled “Arctic Issues On-line: Social media, Research, Networking and Branding.”  His portion of … Continue reading

The natives are angry… and tweeting: the digital subaltern and #idlenomore
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The natives are angry… and tweeting: the digital subaltern and #idlenomore

Somewhere, an indigenous chief is starving to speak with her country’s leadership. Flashmobs overtake malls and public spaces, teach-ins instruct natives and non-natives alike about the long legacy of injustice towards First Nations. Trains shut down due to blockades on their rails. Allies across the world demonstrate in solidarity. An indigenous woman is raped because … Continue reading