Wall Street Journal: Canada to Compel YouTube, TikTok and Streamers to Boost Domestic Content

Wall Street Journal: Canada to Compel YouTube, TikTok and Streamers to Boost Domestic Content. “This marks the second attempt in as many years by Canada’s Liberal government to compel digital platforms, including streaming companies like Netflix Inc., to prominently feature Canadian artists on their services when users with a Canadian internet-protocol address log in. As contemplated under the new measures, users who search for music, television programming, films or do-it-yourself video shorts would get results incorporating a certain quota of Canadian-made content.”

Toronto Metropolitan University: Choose your own adventure game takes users into the lives of Indigenous youth

Toronto Metropolitan University: Choose your own adventure game takes users into the lives of Indigenous youth. “Developed by a team of Indigenous staff and students, In Their Moccasins is a digital tool designed for non-Indigenous faculty, administrative staff, and students at post-secondary institutions to learn about the lived experiences of Indigenous students.”

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database. “Launched this week, [the site] hosts a profile of each individual, breaking down their early life and career and how they broke barriers in the fashion world. [Charmaine] Gooden and her team have prepared stories on legendary Black models, actors and performers from across Canada, including Hondo Flemming, Linda Carter, Denise McLeod and Ethne Grimes de Viennes, many of whom are alive and agreed to be interviewed for the series.”

Wilson Center: Canada, a Country Without a History?

Wilson Center: Canada, a Country Without a History?. “Stacks of archival records from the Cold War remain inaccessible at Library and Archives Canada. Take, as just one example, this run of folders on the Bandung Conference of Afro-Asian states, starting with the first one in 1955. Open the tabs in the online catalogue and there’s a list of 32s. In other words, even though it’s been 67 years since the first conference, we still can’t see Canadian assessments regarding how and why this gathering might have mattered from Ottawa’s vantage point. By the time we are into records from the 1970s and 1980s, the situation is far worse.”

Canada NewsWire: Government of Canada invests in over 800 projects to advance social sciences and humanities research (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada NewsWire: Government of Canada invests in over 800 projects to advance social sciences and humanities research (PRESS RELEASE). “Projects will explore a range of topics, including inclusive policing, the transition to a sustainable economy, First Nations self-determination, and achieving Canada’s net-zero emissions target. Other funded projects will examine motor skill intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, domestic violence prevention, and partnerships to prevent and end homelessness.”

CBC: N.W.T. museum digitizes hundreds of fine art pieces in new online collection

CBC: N.W.T. museum digitizes hundreds of fine art pieces in new online collection. “The Northwest Territories’ Prince of Wales Heritage Centre is making hundreds of its fine art items searchable online, something museum curatorial assistant Ryan Silke says will bring one of the biggest collections of northern sculptures, paintings, prints and textiles to users without leaving their home.”

University of Toronto: Researchers collect personal stories from coast to coast to illuminate the history of Muslims in Canada

University of Toronto: Researchers collect personal stories from coast to coast to illuminate the history of Muslims in Canada. “As an archivist on the Muslims in Canada Archives (MiCA) project, Moska Rokay doesn’t just preserve the past – she unearths it. Rokay, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s master of information program in the Faculty of Information, speaks to Canadians across the country to collect stories, documents and images that bring the rich history of Muslims in Canada to life.”

University College of the North: University College of the North Library Completes ‘Elder’s Traditional Knowledge’ Archive

University College of the North (link to a PDF): University College of the North Library Completes ‘Elder’s Traditional Knowledge’ Archive. “The University College of the North (UCN) Wellington & Madeleine Spence Memorial Library at the Thompson campus completed a 16‐week long digitization project to create an online archive titled Elder’s Traditional Knowledge. The project in partnership with the Keewatin Tribal Council was made possible through the Libraries and Archives Canada’s funding Listen, Hear Our Voices. The initiative preserves valuable audio and video recordings that reflect Northern Manitoba’s Indigenous culture, heritage, and language.”

Access-to-info system at Library and Archives Canada in ‘bleak state’: watchdog (The Canadian Press)

The Canadian Press: Access-to-info system at Library and Archives Canada in ‘bleak state’: watchdog. “Library and Archives Canada is frequently failing to answer formal requests for historical records in a timely way, says a new report from the federal information watchdog that calls on the Liberal government to make fundamental changes. The special report by information commissioner Caroline Maynard, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, says almost 80 per cent of the requests processed by the national archives did not meet time-frames set out in the Access to Information Act.”

CBC: Photographer digitizes hundreds of never-seen images of Inuit communities

CBC: Photographer digitizes hundreds of never-seen images of Inuit communities. “Photographer Jake Ootes is looking to connect Nunavummiut with more than 300 images he took while on tours with former [Northwest Territories] commissioner Stuart Hodgson between 1960 and the 1980s…. In 1964, with a 35 mm Pentax SLR in tow, Ootes had traveled to every Nunavut community with the territorial government as part of his work to spread information about government programs.”

Cape Breton University: Researchers to Launch Index of Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia with ‘Language in Lyrics’ Project

Cape Breton University: Researchers to Launch Index of Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia with ‘Language in Lyrics’ Project. “A comprehensive index of more than 6,000 Gaelic songs composed, sung, or published in Nova Scotia will be launched during a live event in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on Saturday, March 26, 2022…. More than 30 fields of data were documented for each song, including composers, singers, song origins, song subjects, and song genres, making it possible to conduct detailed searches. More than 1,000 song lyrics will also be available from the index. Where possible, links are provided to song recordings or lyrics online.”

Canadian Press: Quebec sugar shack owners say the COVID-19 pandemic saved the iconic industry

Canadian Press: Quebec sugar shack owners say the COVID-19 pandemic saved the iconic industry. “The spring sugar shack experience — eating beans and ham at long tables with strangers, enjoying tractor rides through the melting snow and nibbling snow-chilled maple syrup on wooden sticks — was on the decline before the pandemic. But two years of COVID-19 lockdowns have forced the traditional industry to reinvent an outdated business model, and some say it is more sustainable than before the health crisis hit.”

APTN News: Indigenous TikTok influencers spread good medicine through social media

APTN News: Indigenous TikTok influencers spread good medicine through social media. “Canada’s Indigenous TikTok Creators are using their platform to educate mainstream Canadians on Indigenous culture and customs. Each is unique in their TikTok style. We chat with two TikTok Influencers about spreading that good medicine on social(s) and we discuss how they have been able to capitalize on TikTok.”

The Eyeopener: Fashion Prof Creates Database For Black Designers In Canada

The Eyeopener: Fashion Prof Creates Database For Black Designers In Canada. “The Black Fashion Database website is a virtual project that documents the successes of Black creators across Canada. From in-depth profiles with stylists, designers and professionals to historical photos of Black fashion in Canada, the link to the stand-alone site will reside on the community directory page of Fashion and Race database.”

‘There’s a lack of knowledge’: Wilfrid Laurier professor creates project to highlight Afro-Indigenous narratives (The Record)

The Record: ‘There’s a lack of knowledge’: Wilfrid Laurier professor creates project to highlight Afro-Indigenous narratives. “During her postgraduate studies, Wilfrid Laurier professor Ciann Wilson noticed the historical impacts of the vibrant Afro-Indigenous Canadian community wasn’t recognized by most Canadians. She immediately sought to document the story of the Afro-Indigenous community in Canada through vlogs and videos. This became the Proclaiming Our Roots project, a digital archive of Afro-Indigenous people sharing their personal and familial histories.”