Lila Pine

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  • ISEA2020

    Dr. Lila Pine, of Mi’gmaw descent, is a New Media artist and Indigenous thinker. She is the Director of Saagajiwe, Ryerson’s Indigenous Communication and Design network, whose mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of Indigenous thought and ways of knowing and doing. The name Saagajiwe, given by an Elder in a sacred ceremony, is an Anishinaabemowin word which means something like the first ray of light. One of Lila’s research/creation projects seeks to develop a way of “seeing” sound in order to identify distinct qualities in the speaking of different languages. It employs digital art creation as a scholarly research tool and it engages Indigenous research methods to shift perceptions around the relationship of language to worldviews and ecological concerns. Lila is also collaborating with Buffy Sainte-Marie on a project called Creative Native: Youth Mentorship in the Arts Initiative, which brings touring multi-arts festivals to First Nations communities across Canada. She is currently associate professor in the New Media program in the RTA School of Media, where she teaches Indigenous media and new media courses at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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