A fundamental issue that needs to be taken into consideration when discussing the role of technology in ILR is identifying which or whose knowledge system is being enacted. Who created the website? What is its purpose? How is data being shared or stored online? These questions and concerns are particularly crucial when it comes to discussing Indigenous languages and cultures which have been disprivileged and disenfranchised by imperialistic, capitalistic and colonial knowledge systems (Battiste, 2002; Macedo, 2019). Pool (2016) underscores, “for their colonising mission, imperialists imported data methodologies, smugly assuming that epistemologies other than Euro-North American ones were inferior. This view still haunts the wider society’s acceptance of information systems now being generated by Indigenous scholars” (p. 62).
exerpt from the introduction of Decolonizing the digital landscape: the role of technology in Indigenous language revitalization