The third installment of our roundtable series will focus on the unique themes behind online hate against Indigenous Peoples and some recommendations to address these issues for civil society, government, and platforms.
The Digital Peace Project seeks to contribute to national efforts to mitigate online hate while respecting freedom of speech. It will accomplish this by engaging with civil society actors, particularly those belonging to ethnic, cultural, religious and visible minority communities.
More precisely, the project aims to increase the capacity of ethnic and cultural communities to address online racism and discrimination by centering the perspectives and opinions of those communities while exploring ideas for solutions.
Concordia University's Indigenous Directions Office is a partner for this important session.
Catherine Martin, is a member of the Millbrook Mi’kmaq First Nation Community near Truro, Nova Scotia. Award-winning filmmaker and producer, and the Director of Indigenous Community Engagement at Dalhousie University. She is also a past board chair of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California. She is also a research assistant at the Initiative for Indigenous Futures and a PhD student at Concordia.
Bailey Oster is a Métis woman with roots in the Red River Settlement and St. Paul des Métis. She is the Vice President of New Dawn, the Métis Women’s Organization within Alberta, and the Youth Programs and Services Director at Métis Nation of Alberta.
Megan Tipler is a Métis educator who works as a Program Support Coordinator with the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) at the University of Alberta. Megan is also a graduate student pursuing her Master's in Education, focusing on Indigenous perspectives in curriculum and teacher education.
Kristy Snell is the Academic Director/Journalistic Leader In-Residence at Concordia's Institute for Inclusive, Investigative, and Innovative Journalism (I3J). She has previously delivered morning radio newscasts for CBC, and taught the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course at CBC. She is a member of Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation.