The ‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab – Wisdom2Action

The ‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab

The ‘My Word’ Lab is the first Inuit-run centre dedicated to digital media and research. In 2013/14, it launched the ILIKKUSET-LINGANNET!/ CULTURE-CONNECT! Program that connected five youth from three northern communities with five adult mentors. Together, these individuals learned cultural skills related to hunting, cooking and art. As a recipient of the Wisdom2Action’s Knowledge Mobilization Innovation Funding in 2013 (see full list of recipients here ), the ‘My Word’ Lab put together a photo book that documented and visually depicted the mentorship experience. The process of sharing the book has distributed the traditional knowledge further, built cultural pride and illustrated the power of image-based storytelling. Read the report here .

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