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Research Projects

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Developing Digital Media & Research Capacities

Researchers: Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Inez Shiwak
Contact email: ashlee_cunsolowillox@cbu.ca / inezs@rigolet.ca
Links: http://www.cbu.ca/faculty-staff/faculty/ashlee-cunsolo-willox/

In 2009 the Rigolet Inuit Government in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador undertook an innovative plan to develop the first Inuit-run centre dedicated to digital media and research. Since its inception, the 'My Word': Storytelling and Digital Media Lab has developed expertise in numerous areas: facilitating digital storytelling and PhotoVoice workshops; designing and developing research plans; conducting interviews and surveys; filming, editing, and producing videos; consulting with multiple stakeholders for research goals and strategies; disseminating information through print and digital media; and knowledge dissemination.

The 'My Word' Lab also has also developed capacities in research leadership, community-led priorities, and community-based ethics. Given the success of the 'My Word' Lab, plans are underway to continue to develop local digital media and research capacities in Makkovik and Postville, in partnership with the 'My Word' Lab in Rigolet.

This project is community-led and community-based, and organized by community member Inez Shiwak, the Coordinator of the 'My Word': Storytelling & Digital Media Lab.