Passionate Pursuits: Mark Oppenneer, Ethnos Project
By Mike Lesczinski, Excelsior Life News Staff—
Mark Oppenneer is not your average web content systems administrator. Through the Ethnos Project, a research portal and resource database he founded in 2008 that explores the cultural impacts of information and communication technologies when used by Indigenous peoples, Oppenneer is working to affect social change, sustain and stimulated rapidly disappearing traditions and improve the quality of life for indigenous peoples on their own terms.
Oppenneer sat down with Excelsior Life to discuss the initiative, reaction from the Indigenous communities, and what the future holds.