Narrating Aboriginality On-Line: Digital Storytelling, Identity and Healing
Keywords:Access, Community Information, Social Cohesion, Digital Storytelling, First Nations, Youth, Canada
Digital story-telling is a counter-narrative of healing for many indigenous youth in Canada today. As much as e-health technologies are valuable and empowering an interventionist presumption limits the potential value of digital communication as a healing resource. With examples from three digital story-telling sites, we explore the internet as both a social space and therapeutic tool where indigenous youth are constructing and negotiating Aboriginality through online story sharing. Those digital stories, like other narrative forms, are part of a larger complex of contemporary forms of healing.