1. Indigenous Artist: Kent Monkman
2. Indigenous Blog: apihtawikosisan
3. Indigenous Musician: Tanya Tagaq
4. Indigenous Digital Media: Native-Land.ca
5. Indigenous Book: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
6. Indigenous Comedian: Ryan MacMahon
7. Indigenous Film: Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones
8. Indigenous Social Media: Idle No More Twitter
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It is important to acknowledge the ongoing existence of colonialism within this country, and the consistent acts of resistance that push back. This post aims to highlight the ways Indigenous resistance exists in our digital age and how these acts of resistance lead us closer to goals of true reconciliation and equity.
Each of these digital medias showcases a different way of approaching resistance and reconciliation. This diversity is important when thinking about misrepresentation within media and national ideology as a means of colonialism and racism.
It is also critical to acknowledge the validity of those Indigenous people, communities and nations who do decide to play an active role in the celebrations and commemoration of Canada's 150th since Confederation. Participation is a resistant act for it allows representation and power through subverting the colonial structures at play.
Through showing the diversity of resistance and reconciliation there is a broader understanding of what Indigenous activism looks like today!