This webinar explains how and to what extent INM activists turned to social media for mobilization, organizing, information sharing, as well as cultural expression. It also takes interest in how INM’s manifestation - both online and offline - impacted the political agenda and influenced policy outcome at the Canadian federal level.
In this 60-minute webinar, Dr. Emmanuelle Richez and Dr. Vincent Raynauld will discuss:
- How Idle No More activists used social media for mobilization, protest, and cultural expression.
- How Idle No More was able to influence the political discourse on Indigenous affairs in Canada.
- How Idle No More’s legacy on public policy spans over two federal governmental mandates.
Dr. Emmanuelle Richez’s research examines law and politics in Canada and other advanced liberal democracies, with a particular focus on ethno-cultural minority rights. Her doctoral dissertation measured the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on cultural rights and policies, notably in the areas of Multiculturalism, language, and Indigenous affairs. Dr. Richez is currently involved in several research initiatives. She is conducting a comparative analysis of the effects of bills of rights on Indigenous Peoples in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Her other research projects pertain to the Supreme Court of Canada’s role in promoting access to justice and to Canada’s compliance with international law. Finally, she is collaborating with international partners on a study of the uses of social media for cultural minorities interests accommodation in Canada and abroad.
Dr. Vincent Raynauld is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College (Boston, MA) and Affiliate Professor in the Département de lettres et communication sociale at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada). He is also serving as Research Associate in the Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique (GRCP), as Member of the research network Réseau Démocratie Électronique based in Université Paris-Est Créteil (Paris, France), as Academic Adviser for the non-profit research organization Samara (Toronto, Canada), and as Faculty Associate in Emerson College's Engagement Lab. His areas of research and publication include political communication, social media, research methods, e-politics, and journalism. His work has been published in edited collections as well as academic journals such as Politique et Sociétés, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, French Politics, and Information, Communication & Society. A native of Montréal (Québec, Canada), Dr. Raynauld speaks and writes fluently in French and English.