Speaker: Amber Ridington
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Amber Ridington

PhD Candidate
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of Folklore
St. John's NL
A1B 3X8 Canada

Amber Ridington is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University (2002) and a BA in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia (1992). Since 2001 Amber has worked collaboratively with Aboriginal and community groups in Kentucky, Alaska and British Columbia to produce and facilitate museum exhibits, interactive media projects and documentary videos that use oral histories to document cultural traditions, teach about socio-cultural dynamics and provide agency to the storytellers. This work has sparked her interest in the study of digital media and the implications of mediation in the transmission of oral traditions and material culture. Find more about Amber at www.amberridington.com.

Amber will demonstrate Dane-Wajich – Dane-zaa Stories and Songs: Dreamers and the Land. [Demonstration]