David Gaertner is a settler scholar and an Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. David specializes in new media and digital storytelling, emphasizing the ways in which Indigenous artists, storytellers and programmers engage the land and community using digital platforms. As a teacher, David aims to empower Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with the skills and confidence to read and critique technology and to tell and share their stories via old and new media. He offers workshops and classes in digital storytelling, podcasting, blogging, gaming, radio broadcasting and website development. He is currently at work on his first book, A Landless Territory: Theorizing Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling and is the co-editor of the collection Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island, forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press. He blogs at Novel Alliances.
“Indigenous in Cyberspace: CyberPowWow, God’s Lake Narrows and the Challenges of Creating Indigenous Territory in Cyberspace.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 39.4 (2015): 55-78.
“A Landless Territory: How Do We Articulate Cyberspace within the context of Indigenous Studies?”Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaches to Indigenous Literatures in the 21st Century. Eds. Linda Morra & Deanna Reder. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP. 493-498.
“sehtoskakew: ‘Aboriginal Principles of Witnessing’ and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” The Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action in and Around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Eds. Keavy Martin and Dylan Robinson. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press. 135-156.
“‘Something in between’: Monkey Beach and the Haisla Return of the Repressed.” Canadian Literature 225 (Summer, 2015): 47-65.
“Translating Reconciliation.” Translation Effects: The Shaping of Modern Canadian Culture. Eds. Louise von Flotow, Sherry Simon and Kathy Mezei. Ottawa: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014. 444-57.
“‘Redress as a Gift’: Historical Reparations and the Logic of the Gift in Roy Miki’s Redress.” Tracing the Lines: A Symposium to Honour Roy Miki. Eds. Christine Kim, Maia Joseph, Larissa Lai, and Chris Lee. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2013. 67-75.
Practicing Reconciliation: A Collaborative Study of Aboriginal Art, Resistance and Cultural Politics.(Co-author). Commissioned by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Kamloops: CiCAC Press, 2013.