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Monday, July 12 • 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Advancing Indigenous Futurisms in Games

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Indigenous Futurisms is a movement that challenges the boundaries of what it means to be Indigenous in a digital age, and how we can draw from our pasts to change the future. This panel will focus on how Indigenous creators see their work within Indigenous Futurisms, and how this shapes their approach to game development.

*This session is part of our Indigenous Creators Spotlight

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Santo Aveiro Ojeda

Game Designer, Brujería @ Werk
Santo Aveiro Ojeda is an artist, speaker, and gamemaker. Their latest project, Don't Wake the Night, is a 2D point-and-click game funded by the Ontario Art Council's Emerging Media Artist grant and the Toronto Arts Council Media Artist grant inspired by and based on concepts of spirituality... Read More →

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Maize Longboat

Producer / Writer / Game Designer
Maize Longboat is Kanien'kehá:ka from Six Nations of the Grand River and was raised on the unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation near Vancouver, BC. He is a Developer Relations Manager with Unity Technologies and served as Skins Workshops Associate Director with Aboriginal... Read More →
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Phoebe Watson

Game Designer
Phoebe is a proud Yarrer Gunditj woman from the Maar Nation in South West Victoria. She graduated from RMIT in 2020 with a bachelors degree in Game Design. During her studies, she has been working as an Indigenous Game Designer and Cultural Consultant at DragonBear Studios on their... Read More →
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Christian Miller

Game Developer, Silver Spook Games
Chris Miller (AKA ‘Silver Spook’) is a Native Hawaiian activist and founder of Silver Spook Games, the worker-owned cooperative studio behind the cyberpunk adventure game, Neofeud. Chris worked as a social worker and STEM teacher for under-served and at-risk youth in Honolulu... Read More →
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Naphtali Faulkner

Director, Origame Digital
Naphtali Faulkner is a Ngai Te Rangi designer and Director at Origame Digital. He created the award winning game Umurangi Generation.

Monday July 12, 2021 5:30pm - 6:20pm EDT