RavenSpace, a platform and hub for the publication of Indigenous community-driven works of cultural, educational, and social significance, has been awarded a three-year grant of $1-million (Canadian) from The Mellon Foundation’s Public Knowledge program. The Mellon Foundation’s generous financial contributions to RavenSpace have been instrumental from inception. With this third grant, RavenSpace will set off to take full operational flight and broaden its reach, with support to help expand the team and launch a suite of core activities:
- designing and delivering a series of workshops on producing multimedia publications;
- forming new partnerships and channels for audience engagement; and
- expanding support for digital innovation and routes to increased agency and inclusion of a diversity of knowledge-holders and authors in publishing
RavenSpace provides digital tools and methods for Indigenous communities and scholars to work together, and with other creators, to achieve their vision for sharing knowledge and stories. It prioritizes Indigenous access and participation and upholds the protocols of knowledge and heritage sovereignty in the vibrant public exchange of ideas. Founded at UBC Press, based on a decade of consultations with Indigenous partners and other stakeholders committed to Indigenous empowerment, and built with the support of local and global innovators, it is designed to respond to cultural needs and the digital fluency of upcoming generations.
Please visit the RavenSpace website to read the full story.
Under Strategy 17: Indigenous Engagement, the university is committed to supporting the objectives and actions of the Indigenous Strategic Plan.