an ethnographic multimedia journey among Quebec First Nations*
How can you determine your future, and the future of your Nation if you don’t know your roots?
This digital research project explores the process of cultural revitalization through land, language, art and spirituality.
It displays the stories of six young women from the *Atikamekw, Abenaki and Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet Nations, as well as traditional knowledge holders.
Its principal aim is to bring about educational awareness about the situation of Native youth, in particular women.
Explore the wheel of cultural revitalization and listen to the stories
This is the central map of the website. Divided in the four topics (land, language, art and spirit), you will find various multimedia elements and activities of the project. You can either access each element individually or
get an thematic for each quarter. They all relate to cultural revitalization. The design is drawn from the Medicine Wheel.
Another way to explore the website is to access the personal narratives of the six young women and the four knowledge holders.
A unique page has been created for the young women, as they stad at the center of this research project.
These women were the key contributors of the project. You can access their biographies by clicking on their
pictures or on their specific page via the header. With various levels of participation, they took part in:
the sharing circles
the traditional dance workshops
the photography sessions
The knowledge holders
I conducted an in-depth interview with each of them, highlighting
the role they play in the revitalization processes of the land, the language, the arts or the spirit of their Nations.
On social media, Circle of Voices wishes to offer a digital space to uphold stories of pride, resilience and hope for Indigenous youth.