iSchool Research Symposium: Jennifer Wemigwans
"Digital Bundles and The Role of the Helper"
A look at using collaborative traditional models for working with new technologies.
Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans 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.