Tag Archives: Indigenous media

Native Resistance: Women Warriors


Pine Leaf, the Indian Heroine

The article, Fight the Power: 100 Heroes of Native Resistance, Women Warriors, by Vincent Shilling lists Native women warriors who fought heroically against colonization. The stories of these warriors illustrate non-stereotypical depictions of historical Indigenous women. This article is part of a series posted on the Indian Country Today Media Network.com.


AMMSA – Aboriginal Multi-Media Society


The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society is an Aboriginal communications society dedicated to serving the needs of Aboriginal people throughout Canada. The mandate of the AMMSA is to provide an objective view of news, education and technology to the Canadian aboriginal community.  This organization publishes Windspeaker and Alberta Sweetgrass as well as a wide-reaching radio station.  This website is quite useful in viewing how current events are interpreted or impacting the First Nations of Canada.  Furthermore, this website connects the aboriginal community with current events to use in the classroom while respecting the values of the Indigenous people.  I happened upon this website while exploring current barriers to post-secondary education for aboriginal students.

To access this website, go to: http://www.ammsa.com/content/home

Ronaye Kooperberg (Module 3 – Post 3)

3.3: Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective

Study can be found at this website

This is a large study by ImagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival that examines Aboriginal film production in Canada. This study makes the case that First Nations’ stories represent a huge untapped resource in Canada. Canada’s film industry has not yet fully explored the stories of indigenous peoples. Not only are these stories important to our collective identity as Canadians, but they also enormous commercial potential.

Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group



This site represents the collaboration of 6 first nations groups working together to advocate for land ownership, jurisdiction & law making, culture heritage, natural resources etc.

It serves as another example of how technology is being used to strengthen communication among various bands to strengthen native issues and create meaningful change that will facilitate the preservation of culture and ensure its continued development.

Module 2 – Post 5
Ryan Silverthorne

First Nations Education Council



This organization is focussed on education and more specifically on the use of information technology as a means to support and serve Aboriginal communities. The site contains information on how the organization promotes educational technology in Aboriginal communities as well as links the various related article links on native perspectives on education, integration, information technology et.

I feel this is an excellent site for those who want to explore First Nations Organizations who are advocates for technological advancement in aboriginal communities, understanding philosophies and how action is being taken.

Module 2 – Post 3
Ryan Silverthorne

One Laptop per Child Canada


Educational Technology for Aboriginal Youth

For those unfamiliar with the One Laptop Per Child organization, they are group that endeavors to empower the world’s poorest children through education. They operate all over the world and are active in Northern Aboriginal communities. The site is one example of how technology is being used with the intention of protecting Aboriginal culture and is therefore a great resource for my research.


The site is updated regularly and contains multiple articles and information as well as endorsements from famous Canadian Aboriginal people.

Module 2 – Post 2
Ryan Silverthorne

Idle No More

Idle No More is an ongoing grassroots protest movement, founded in Canada in December 2012 by four women: three First Nations women and one non-Native ally. The purpose of the movement is to oppose unilateral and colonial legislation, to support empowerment in order to build sovereignty & resurgence of nationhood, and to pressure government & industry to protect the environment. In a short number of years it has become one of the largest Indigenous mass movements in Canadian history, and has become, to some degree, an international indigenous movement.

The movement makes use of the internet through it’s website as well as its social media channels:

Here is a a short documentary about the Idle No More movement


Musqueam: A Living Culture

The Musqueam: A Living Culture web site provides information about the Musqueam people, their language, territory, history, and present information about educational tours and local events. The educational tours are a great idea for classrooms tours or groups of (12+) people.

The site also features some great educational videos from the Musqueam Nation’s YouTube channel. Here is the featured video which discusses some of the history and traditions of the Musqueam people.

Featured image by jamesabbott1963 (CC BY 2.0)

2.4: Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program

Website: Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program

My research area of interest has led to me to explore a number of educational programs focused on the production of indigenous media. The Indigenous Independent Digital Flimmaking program from Capilano University offers a two-year diploma program and a one-year certificate program. The program emphasizes technical skills consistent with other Media Broadcasting college programs. The program also emphasizes the “role of Aboriginal production in promoting Aboriginal cultures, languages, and world-view” .

This video, although a bit dated, outlines the program: Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking on YouTube