Digital Trickster: The Complex Interaction of New Media and First Peoples

This unit explores the idea of the Trickster and digital media, and is guided by the following questions:

  • What effects can new digital media have on First Peoples cultures?
  • How do we navigate the differences between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation with respect to First Peoples cultures?
  • How does the increase of digital media potentially impact opportunities for self-representation in, and misrepresentation of, Indigenous cultures?
  • How can social media and digital technologies be used to support cultural resistance and political advocacy for First Peoples?
Subject: 
English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 11
Grade 12