Exploring aabijijiwan at UWinnipeg

A highlight for our digital and cultural entrepreneurship project has been being able to visit and experience a lot of different places and spaces.

This week we were able to spend time visiting the aabijijiwan New Media Lab during Auviqsaqtut, this year’s Inuit Studies Conference.

The aabijijiwan New Media Lab and the Kishaadigeh Collaborative Research Centre at the University of Winnipeg are collaborative spaces centred on Indigenous methodologies.

Tony Eetak, Jaro Malanowski, Maeva Gauthier and Dr. Heather Heather Igloliorte at the aabijijiwan New Media Lab at the University of Winnipeg.
Auviqsaqtut Inuit Studies Conference attendees meet and connect during an artists reception at the aabijijiwan New Media Lab.
While at abijijiwan we got to take a look at their cool green screens and the equipment used in theaar virtual reality art and film projects.
We had fun with the green screens!

We thank everyone at the aabijijiwan New Media Lab and the Auviqsaqtut organizers for making it possible to see and experience this incredible creative space.

Jamie Bell

A Winnipeg-based, interdisciplinary artist Jamie has worked with media and communications for almost three decades across multiple sectors including the Government of Nunavut, Department of National Defence, Algonquin College, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Nunavut Research Institute. A long-time advocate for community-based arts and research, Jamie’s work has focused on fostering stronger relationships through outreach and engagement. His previous work includes the SSHRC-funded Nanisiniq Arviat History Project and the ArcticNet-supported Inclusion in Northern Research project. Jamie is a founding member of the Arviat Film Society and Arviat Television with support from Isuma TV’s Digital Indigenous Democracy Project. In 2021, Jamie was one of the founding members for the Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council-funded Winnipeg Incubator for Digital Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship. This project, supported by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design works with Indigenous emerging artists and cultural connectors from Nunavut, Northwestern Ontario, Minnesota and Manitoba.

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