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Reconciliation in the Digital Space with Chief Robert Joseph

Avneet Takhar

2 min read

In the increasingly technologically advanced world that we currently live in, exploring what Indigenous digital identity truly means in our communities is something of a meaningful question.

There’s long since been the issue of a “digital divide” for Indigenous communities located in rural areas or on reserves, but with the rise of broadband services (mainly Indigenous-owned/operated) and the regional governments of Canada coming together to start making changes for WIFI connectivity to improve, more transformative opportunities are arising- especially in terms of digital identity and what it entails.

As part of our new series with What’s That Noise?! podcast on "Digital Indigeneity", we will discuss with various guests across different communities about their own experiences.

Our special guest, Chief Robert Joseph – residential school survivor, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and Author of “Namwayut: We Are All One”- recognized as Indigo’s Best Books of the Year 2022 takes the mic’ to tell his story. This second episode delves into the roles of connectivity, reconciliation, and those who have a stake in building tech for sovereignty, along with weighing up the pros and cons of technology.

“Namwayut: We Are All One” is available to purchase here.

You can also listen the conversation here via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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