On this page
- About the Grants
- The Brandon Residential School Cemetery Project
- Conversations at the Forefront of Indigenous Education
- Digital Home for the Squamish Ocean Canoe Family
- Digitizing Cree: Endangered Languages and Artificial Intelligence
- “For the Next Seven Generations”: An Exploration of “Urban Indigenous Women’s Leadership Framework” through the Experiences of Indigenous Women Engaging in a Community-based Leadership Program
- From Ceremony Up
- An Interactive Glossary of Linguistic Concepts for SFU Indigenous Language Revitalists
- Kitselas Data Sovereignty and Digital Mapping
- Materials to Help Learn Ktunaxa (Together, Apart)
- Application information
About the Grants
Indigenous Digital Media Grants (IDMG) provided one-time financial support to SFU researchers, creators, and makers to cover costs associated with the development of Indigenous digital resources. We welcomed applications for projects that aimed to create forms of “digital media” through processes of digitization, or through the creation of new media (films, podcasts, websites, etc). Two calls for applications were made in November 2020 and February 2021, and the library provided administration support.
Funded by SFU’s Aboriginal Strategic Initiative with one-time funding of about $140,000, and in keeping with the goals articulated in the 2017 SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (ARC) report, this grant is one way of directly supporting projects and initiatives at SFU that will have a “legacy” effect -- through the creation and enrichment of Indigenous digital resources that are relevant to SFU and that have the potential “to create meaningful, sustained change” (p.28) at the university.
As they are completed, links to the projects will be available.
The Brandon Residential School Cemetery Project
Katherine Nicols (PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Program: Departments of Indigenous Studies & Archaeology)
Conversations at the Forefront of Indigenous Education
Carolyn Roberts (PhD candidate, Faculty of Education) and Calder Cheverie (Digital arts practitioner)
Digital Home for the Squamish Ocean Canoe Family
Larry (Shucks) Nahanee (Squamish Nation), Lilia Yumagulove (Post-doc at SFU)
Digitizing Cree: Endangered Languages and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn (Indigenous Studies)
The Cree chatbot is available.
“For the Next Seven Generations”: An Exploration of “Urban Indigenous Women’s Leadership Framework” through the Experiences of Indigenous Women Engaging in a Community-based Leadership Program
Amelia Boissoneau, Krystal Dumais-Ziprick, Samantha Gatley, Raina Jules, Naomi Kennedy, Melissa Lumberjack, Ravina Morgan, Megan Rosso, Jeska Slater, Dr. Michelle Pidgeon, Rebecca Cox, and Andrea Leveille (Faculty of Education)
From Ceremony Up
Dr. Lyana Patrick (Faculty of Health Sciences)
An Interactive Glossary of Linguistic Concepts for SFU Indigenous Language Revitalists
Heather Bliss (Linguistics)
Kitselas Data Sovereignty and Digital Mapping
Files and information are available to community members through CedarBox, a BC-based and Indigenous-specific web-based platform.
Dr. Chelsey Armstrong (Indigenous Studies) and Chris J. Apps (Director, Kitselas Lands and Resources, Kitselas First Nation)
Materials to Help Learn Ktunaxa (Together, Apart)
Elise McClay (Linguistics)