Digital technology for the Indigenous, of the Indigenous, and by the Indigenous

The information systems discipline (IS) has been at the forefront of helping organisations and society navigate the rapid terrain of technological change. However, despite decades of IS research, very few studies have examined the ICT-related experiences and practices of Indigenous people, as well as the digital artefacts they develop. The lack of IS research on Indigenous people is surprising because, in the last few decades, Indigenous people have purposefully begun using technology as a platform to reclaim their cultural identity and represent their cultural values in digital artefacts. The paucity of work in this domain may be both a cause and a consequence of the underrepresentation of indigenous groups within IS. Western worldviews, theories and assumptions continue to dominate the IS literature and are accepted and taken for granted as the normal way of doing things.

Track Chairs:
Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn, Auckland University of Technology angsana@aut.ac.nz
AntonioDiaz Andrade, Auckland University of Technology antonio.diaz@aut.ac.nz
Amber Young, University of Arkansas ayoung@walton.uark.edu
Harminder Singh, Auckland University of Technology harminder.singh@aut.ac.nz

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2021
Monday, August 9th
12:00 AM

A semiotic study of lingua-culture of digital paralanguages

Raphael Amponsah, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Richard Boateng, Department of Operations and MIS, University of Ghana Business School
Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, University of Ghana Business School

12:00 AM

Chatbot for Support Service: An Artificial Intelligence Enabled Indigenous Artefact

Maarif Sohail, DeGroote School of Business
Zehra Mohsin, Lahore College for Women University
Sehar Khaliq, Fauji Foundation Hospital
Nicole O'Brien, Suffolk University

12:00 AM

Decolonising Critical Theory in Information Systems: A Subaltern Approach

Silvia Masiero, University of Oslo

12:00 AM