Module 1- Post 3: Community Resilience Through Social Media Use

Ever since I stumbled on the Idle No More movement, I’ve become really interested in social media use by Indigenous people.  Of course, social media is a platform widely used in order to find an audience for airing grievances, but with social media’s capacity for connecting and mobilizing groups, I sought out examples of how Indigenous groups were using this to their advantage.  I came across a study, Research in Brief: Social Media in Remote First Nations Communities, that explores the link between social media and community resilience among some of the most remote First Nation communities in Canada.  The study goes in to quite a bit of depth about the the links between travel and communication online, the ways in which social media are used to preserve culture and maintain communication, and the implications of social networking for community resilience.

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