Indigenous Knowledge, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Worlds

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= research cooperation project at MIT, bringing in indigenous voices

URL = video


Introductory keynote lecture:

"Dr. Redbird’s keynote will be followed by a conversation with the ten delegates, all leading Indigenous media scholars and artists, who are virtually meeting with MIT to exchange with the MIT community on the theme of Indigenous Knowledge, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Worlds. The Delegation is led by the Indigenous Screen Office (Canada), funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada, and hosted by Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab.

Dr. Duke Redbird is an elder, poet, activist, educator, and artist. With a legacy stretching back to the 1960s, he is a pillar of First Nations literature in Canada, and has practiced a number of art disciplines including poetry, painting, theatre, and film. He was a trailblazer throughout the 60’s & 70’s, giving voice to Indigenous people at major institutions and folk festivals across the country. From 1994-2009, he was an arts & entertainment reporter for CITY TV in Toronto. He holds a Master’s degree from York University and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University in 2013. Duke Redbird is also featured on the Grammy-nominated album, Native North America. Duke is currently recording with The Sultans of String, and occupies the position as Elder with the following organizations: Myseum Toronto, The Toronto Biennial, Summer Works, Banff Leaders Lab, and is Artist in Residence with the Urban Indigenous Education Centre at the Toronto District School Board."