PhD Student, University of Victoria
Find these slides at http://bit.ly/OTESSA21-B
The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory and Homeland of the Métis, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.
Additionally, I wish to acknowledge the devastating discovery of 215 residential school children very close to where I was born as an uninvited settler in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory.
A note about this project…
Paywalled…let me know in Mattermost if you need access.
*These numbers are likely much higher today.
By its very design, Big Data violates privacy. ~ Kwet, 2019
Four essential freedoms define Free Software: the freedom to run the programme as you wish; the freedom to study how the programme works, and change it; the freedom to redistribute verbatim copies; and the freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. ~ Kwet, 2019
I did not realize how completely tribal sovereignty shapes daily work in Indian Country and how ICTs play an integral role in circulating information critical to the daily exercise of sovereignty. ~ Marisa Elena Duarte, “Network Sovereignty: Building the internet across Indian Country” p. 38
Pascua Yacqui tribal radio in Arizona, California, and Mexico
First Nations owned and operated ICT Service Provider serving remote communitites in Northern Ontario.
K-Net materializes a wide range of capacity building services visualized by First Nations; such as cellular service, broadband connectivity, and online applications.
Before I began this project, I was operating under the following misguided assumptions. I presumed that most people on tribal reservations were impoverished and, as a result, had no reliable Internet or telecommunications services. I presumed that there was a fundamental zero-sum conflict between tribal traditions and digital design efforts; I underestimated the potential for Native peoples’ digital creativity. I assumed tribes were not working together to address information and communication technologies and telecommunications problems and policies in Indian Country. I underestimated the effect of colonial legacies. ~ Marisa Elena Duarte, “Network Sovereignty: Building the internet across Indian Country” p. 104