In Media Res – Indigenous Media Week

May 4, 2009

“In Media Res” is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.

May 4th – 9th, 2009 is dedicated to Indigenous Media. One of my favorite professors, Dr. Faye Ginsburg, is the first scholar in the series. She writes on Isuma Igloolik and their efforts to use new media to disseminate indigenous media and create community. Check out In Media Res here

Update: Michelle Raheja contributed to in media res’ indigenous media week with a post entitled “Not Ready to Make Nice”: Indigenous Music Video and Lessons of History” which focuses on the work of hip hop artists Wahwahtay Benais and his music video called “Indigenous Holocaust.” It focuses on the legacies of the Indian boarding schools and is worth checking out. Click here.

One Response to “In Media Res – Indigenous Media Week”

  1. Emanuel Says:

    I am really happy to have discovered Benais’ “Indigenous Holocaust”, hip hop positivity by knowledge of the past.

    In his words: ‘for my ancestors ya heart beats thru me’

    Thank you.


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