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5 Links to Articles – Exploring Indigeneity the Arts and Technology


This article explores art education and place-based education as a means of developing ecological literacy. It explores the integration of the real-world, community-centred learning of place-based education with art. It provides information about a model art and environmental educators to create experiences for students regarding self and community.


This article explores aboriginal expression in the arts and media. It explores tv, film, theater, radio and music networks and the internet. It explores opposing viewpoints including the erosional of cultural foundations  and the empowerment in reappropriating various forms of artistic representation.


This is the website of Muskrat magazine and the article “Pass the faether to Me” Aboriginal Arts Collective” promotes a classroom art exchange program between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth, teachers and artists. It promotes using visual culture to transcend logistic and financial barriers and is attempting to create co-operative and respectful interrelations for future generations. MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that exhibits original works and critical commentary. It’s mandate is to use media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.


This article from the Canadian Journal of Communication Explores the idea of  “Travelling Through Layers” and how  Inuit artists are beginning to appropriate new technologies. It discusses how the Inuit are mapping traditional concepts, values, and metaphors to make sense of contemporary realities and technologies.


This article discusses the Woodlands School of Art and the impact Norval Morrisseau had on the changing the conversation in the universe about what it means to be native. Norval’s belief that the process of learning is essential to culture and so is the process of teaching culture was expressed through art. It discusses Ojibwa Culture and Art and how art can be used to bridge gaps within and between cultures.


National Film Board of Canada-Aboriginal Perspectives

A collection of aboriginal  films and lessons based around the themes: the arts, cinema and representation, colonialism and racism, indigenous knowledge, sovereignty and resistance and youth.  It is geared towards high school students and upper elementary school students and teachers.  The arts theme the film clips an inuit stone carver, a Wendat artist and a Maliseet painter reflect on the role of art; a wood carver descended from the Haida and a Mi’kmaq painter talk about their sources of inspiration.




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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

A government of Canada website that deals with many topics that are concerned with Aboriginal relations with the Federal government.  It includes a section on Aboriginal art that provides resources about Aboriginal artists and a resource centre in Gatineau Quebec.  There is a small online gallery that is representative of the work in the AANDC’s art gallery.



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Deepening Knowledge – Resources For and About Aboriginal Education

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This site has an excellent collection of Aboriginal music, articles,  film and videos as well as lesson plans for educators. It showcases the top 5 Aboriginal albums of 2013, up and coming Aboriginal artists and many more useful tools students and teachers can use in the classroom. Below is a video that is found on this site that features Wab Kinew who is named by Postmedia News as, “One of 9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know.” There are many more music videos on the site.