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Rachael Petersen · September, 2013

Rachael Petersen is a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow investigating indigenous peoples’ use of technology as a tool to further their rights in five different regions: the Canadian Arctic, the Ecuadorian and Brazilian Amazon, Borneo Malaysia and the Australian Outback. She is also an author for Global Voices. Follow her research and travels at www.globalnativenetworks.com.

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Latest posts by Rachael Petersen from September, 2013

19 September 2013

Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Iltyem-Iltyem, meaning "signaling with hands" in the Anmatyerr language, is a women-led project collecting hundreds of videos from four Aboriginal communities, documenting sign language which has been used for generations...

3 September 2013

Zapoteco Community Launches Autonomous Cellular Network

A rural indigenous village in the mountains of Oaxaca teams up with the NGO Rhizomatica to form the first autonomous, community-run cellular network in the world. The project, Dizha Kieru,...