ABOUTABOUT

Learn about us

The Indigenous Routes Collective is an ad hoc group formed in August 2011 by Amanda Strong, Archer Pechawis and Ben Donoghue to carry out a community collaborative project producing an interactive documentary with six native youth.

Through the development phase of this project discussions have begun regarding the formalization of Indigenous Routes as a non-profit organization to meet the growing need for new media training for indigenous artists.

PORTFOLIO

Check Out our Latest Projects

Indigicade 2

The second installment of the Indigenous Routes and Dames Making Games collaboration. This time to teach indigenous artists how to make video games.

Indigicade 1

The first installment of the Indigenous Routes and Dames Making Games collaboration to teach indigenous youth how to make video games.

Natives Online

Two Ontario-based indigenous artists were provided training and the skills to develop new web based projects reflecting contemporary native culture.

Interactive Documentary Project

Seven Indigenous youth, engaged in a new media exploration, developed creation an online interactive documentary.

OUR GOALS

Changing the face of New Media

Offering Training to Indigenous Youth

At Indigenous Routes we believe the next generation is our greatest resource, that's why we strive to create projects that level up our youngest artists.

Helping Traditional Artist Adapt Mediums

When traditional Indigenous artists look to change or adapt their medium we are there to help. Our board is ready to give advice and knowledge to any Indigenous artist wanting to try interactive and new media.

Spreading the Word

Indigenous Routes wants to share the rich and limitless possibilities of Indigenous  interactive and new media works with Canada and the world. This is why we advocate for these voices to be heard.

OUR BOARD

Meet the people behind the scene

Susan Blight

Anishinaabe from Couchiching First Nation. A visual artist, filmmaker, and arts educator.

Archer Pechawis

Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan. Performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator.

Ben Donoghue

A filmmaker, installation artist, curator, administrator, independent arts consultant and writer based in Toronto.

Meagan Byrne

A Metis/Cree game designer, artist and educator based in Hamilton, ON. Is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

FUNDERS

Past Project Funders