Andrew Wiebe (he/them) is a queer, michif scholar whose research interrogates how to ethically build Indigenous and queer data into Digital Humanities projects (virtual exhibits/maps). The process of design interrogates queering and Indigenizing data management and data mobilization through archival activities such as counter-archiving or radical recordkeeping. The goal is to take the traditional archival approaches to acquisition and preservation and building community into the continuum of an archival space (rejecting the life cycle model in lieu of community interaction). These approaches emphasize the living cultural and community responsibilities that archivists have to actively address archival inequalities and to curate and deliver information in an ethical and meaningful way for said community that adheres to OCAP principles (fnigc.ca/ocap-training).
His current research goals involve generating online space for queer and 2-Spirit community members to share multi-media storytelling and art designed to promote, revitalize, and preserve Indigenous ways of being queer (LGBTQ2IA+). This overlaps with a concern for rigid data management and controlled vocabularies, the desire to share data that exposes data for misuse, and the immediate and long-term community needs.