Impact of ICT on Indigenous Cultures: Rejuvenation or Colonization?
Global Voices, 17 November 2009

OTTAWA, CANADA: Authored by Aparna Ray, this post is part of a series commissioned by the International Development Research Centre on the future of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and development. Through examination of existing literature, the author aims to contribute to the cultural debate surrounding deployment of ICT in the field of indigenous knowledge and culture, and respond to questions including: can ICT truly preserve and protect distinct identities and culture? Does ICT by its very intervention introduce an element of westernization amidst the indigenous culture that it purports to preserve and protect? What is the optimum balance between preserving traditional knowledge and embracing remix culture? Read the post …