Social media in remote first nation communities

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2014v39n2a2619
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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Journal of Communication
ISSN1499-6642
0705-3657
Volume39
Issue2
Subjectfirst nations; indigenous; social media; social networking; remote communities; rural; community resilience; internet
AbstractCommunity resilience in First Nations includes ties to people both inside and outside the community, intergenerational communication, the sharing of stories, and family and community connectedness. This study, based on a survey of Internet users in the Sioux Lookout region of Northwestern Ontario, explores the link between social networking sites and community resilience. The region is home to some of the most isolated First Nation (indigenous)communities in Canada. Cultural and familial links between these communities are strong, yet until recent use of the Internet, maintaining regular communications to strengthen cultural ties was challenging. This study examines the links between travel and communication online, the ways in which social media are used to preserve culture and maintain communication, and the implications of social networking for community resilience.
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PublisherCanadian Journal of Communication
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23001653
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