Digital cultures, stories, & technologies, by NDNs for NDNs

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  • Casting Call – Indigenous Actors

    Production Title: UNDISCLOSED Union / Non-Union: Non-Union Production Type: Web Series  Project length: 5 Episodes, 5 mins Posted on: January 7, 2022 Production Location: Toronto Production Company: IDH.lab Directors: Thirza Cuthand and Justin Ducharme Producer: Jas M. Morgan Shooting Location: Toronto  Email: jasmorgan@ryerson.ca Compensation: Yes  KEY DATES Zoom Auditions:  January 31 and February 1 Call […]

  • Indigenous TikTok

    During the fall of 2020, graduate students in the Ryerson University English Department’s Literatures and Modernity program worked on digital criticism projects that reflected on Indigenous literature in Canada and feminist forms of testimony. This post originally appeared on graduate student Paula Stanco’s Medium. Jessie Loyer’s essay on the Canadian Arts website, “Indigenous TikTok is Transforming Cultural Knowledge,” brings up an […]

  • Terese Mailhot’s Heart Berries

    During the fall of 2020, graduate students in the Ryerson University English Department’s Literatures and Modernity program worked on digital criticism projects that reflected on Indigenous literature in Canada and feminist forms of testimony. This post originally appeared on graduate student Paula Stanco’s Medium. Terese Mailhot cleverly writes about issues of the Indigenous condition, as well as the human […]

Our Facilitator

Dr. Jas M. Morgan is a Toronto-based Cree-Métis-Saulteaux Assistant Professor in X University’s Department of English. Morgan is an Associate Fellow at Yellowhead Institute. They previously held the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art magazine and served as the Arts and Literary Summit programmer for MagNet 2019. Morgan’s first book nîtisânak (Metonymy Press, 2018) won the prestigious 2019 Dayne Ogilive Prize and a 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation first book prize, and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and an Indigenous Voices Literary Award. Morgan is the co-founder of gijiit—a curatorial collective that focuses on community-engaged Indigenous art curations, gatherings, and research dealing with themes of gender, sex, and sexuality—and has curated exhibitions at articule in Montreal, Never Apart in Montreal, La Galerie Centrale Powerhouse in Montreal, AceArt in Winnipeg, and InterAccess in Toronto. They are a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award recipient, and have been awarded national Magazine Awards in the Essay category for “Stories Not Told” and in the Best-Editorial Package category for “#MeToo and the Secrets Indigenous Women Keep.” For their work as lead editor for the summer 2017 issue of Canadian Art, an issue on the theme of “Kinship,” they were also nominated for a National Magazine Award in the “Best Editorial Package” category. Morgan’s writing has appeared in The Walrus, Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, esse, Teen Vogue, CV2/Prairie Fire, The New Inquiry and other publications. Their research interests include Indigenous Digital Humanities, queer and trans Indigenous literature, digital art and new media, archives, museums, critical heritage, internet studies, trans studies and theory, and kinship. Morgan’s research about queer and trans Indigenous art, archives, and futures has been published by academic journals and publishers internationally such as the Canadian Theatre Review, Fernwood Press, University of Manitoba Press, and Duke University Press.