Digital Representation of Indigenous Peoples through Sharing, Collaboration, and Negotiation: An Introduction

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Christina Gish Hill
Medeia Csoba DeHass


In the past decade, digital media have been increasingly employed in museums in a variety of ways. This practice capitalized on the new medium’s effectiveness in connecting a variety of stakeholders across multiple key issues. Projects representing Indigenous communities are not an exception to this trend. This special issue critically reflects on the politics of representation in the process of reframing culturally specific concepts in a digital environment. In addition to discussing potential benefits of digital media to working with Indigenous communities, papers in the special issue also carefully weigh the benefits and shortcomings virtual environments may bring to digital collaborations with Indigenous communities.


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Christina Gish Hill, Iowa State University

Christina Gish Hill is an assistant professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at Iowa State University.

Medeia Csoba DeHass, University of Alaska Anchorage

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Alaska Native Studies