Virtual Indigenous Speaker Series

Digital Bundles: Role of the Helper

Jennifer Wemigwans, PhD

April 7, 2021 — noon to 1:30 p.m. PT

Zoom Link | Passcode: 988354

Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans is an Assistant Professor in the Adult Education and Community Development program, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE), University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Author of A Digital Bundle: Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online (2018).

She is from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. She is a new media producer, writer and scholar specializing in the convergence between education, Indigenous knowledge and new media technologies. Her research examines how Indigenous knowledge sites online contribute to the efforts and goals of Indigenous nation building and therefore represent a new cultural form and social movement that delivers new capacity for Indigenous communities.

Dr. Wemigwans takes pride in working to invert the conventional use of media by revealing the potential for Indigenous cultural expression and Indigenous knowledge through new technologies, education and the arts.

Sponsored by: Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization Standing Committee, and the Wel Me7 Yews Network for Indigenizing Higher Education