Jarrett Martineau – here’s a short bio.
I am a Cree/Dene digital media producer, curator, journalist, and hip-hop musician from Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta. Currently, I’m based in Victoria [on the Coast Salish & Songhees territories of Turtle Island] where I am a Ph.D. student in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.
I am interested in the critical intersection of indigeneity, technology, art, aesthetics, music & media; and my research focuses on Indigenous hip-hop as a strategy for decolonization, political resistance and cultural resurgence — as a means of culturally remixing/reimagining/revisioning Indigenous identity.
Previously, I’ve worked as the Co-News Director of NowPublic.com, the world’s largest participatory news network and an Emmy-nominated leader in crowd-powered media; as an editor for Jay Rosen‘s pro-am crowdsourced journalism project AssignmentZero, as a host/producer of the Emmy Award-winning cross-platform program, ZeD, on CBC Television; and as host of Brave New Waves on CBC Radio. I co-founded the New Forms Festival and Capital Magazine and I produce & perform hip-hop music (solo as no-1) and with The Front and Damage Control.