Indigenize Wikipedia

 

Indigenize Wikipedia is a joint initiative between the Yukon Arts Centre and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, that aims to increase Indigenous representation online. By uploading the stories and contributions of Yukon First Nations to Wikipedia, we create a better understanding of the value of Indigenous cultures, and the impact that Northern nations have made on the world.

Because Wikipedia is a crowd-sourced database, the pages are written, fact-checked, and edited by users like you! Contributing to Wikipedia is something you can do on your own, with a group, or by attending one of our WikiThon events. We’ll be hosting more events in the future, so if you want to stay informed about any upcoming WikiThons, and other events and programs happening at the Yukon Arts Centre, subscribe to our newsletter here:

At our WikiThons, we provide source materials, and help with the coding learning curve. It’s also a great way to meet others in our community that are passionate about raising Indigenous voices!

Check out some of the pages we built on April 28, 2018 here:

 

But you don't have to wait to start contributing to the stories of Yukon First Nations. Anyone can write an article from their home computer. Just make sure you have your references readily available, and be sure to fact check before you post. The Yukon Public Library is a great source for the history of Yukon First Nations.

Check out this tutorial video to get started:

 

 

Indigenize Wikipedia is presented by the Yukon Arts Centre in partnership with the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. It is one of the two hundred exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. Special thanks to the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Heritage Department, as a supportive partner. Indigenize Wikipedia is a part of the CONVERSATIONS project.

Illustration by Blake Lepine.