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Wednesday, July 14 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Developing Indigenous Developers

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Indigenous developers create worlds simultaneously rooted in the past and the future. Through mentorships, game workshops, game jams, and story design mutual aid continues to foster the next generation of world makers. This panel homes in on, action oriented communal voices who have activated relationships across generations to invite people into the future.

*This session is part of the Indigenous Creators Spotlight

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Daniel Kauwila Mahi

PhD Student, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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Outi Laiti

University of Helsinki, Indigenous Studies, Associate Researcher
Outi Laiti, Ph.D. is an Indigenous Sámi game researcher and designer. In 2020, gamesindustry.biz nominated her as one of the 100 Game Changers for her work on promoting e.g. Sámi gaming. She is an Associate researcher at the University of Helsinki Indigenous studies. Her field of... Read More →
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Allen Turner

Senior Professional Lecturer, DePaul University
A multidisciplinary creator of Black/Lakota/Irish descent, Allen Turner believes in the power of play and story as fundamental, powerful medicines which shape our sense of self. A veteran of the video game industry, Allen published the table-top RPG, Ehdrigohr: The Roleplaying Game... Read More →
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Kahentawaks Tiewishaw

Skins Workshop Associate Director, The Initiative for Indigenous Futures / Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
Kahentawaks Tiewishaw is a Kanien’kehá:ka visual artist from Kanehsatake. Her practice includes 3D modeling, illustration, game making, and sculpture. She is also the Skins Workshops Associate Director with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and the Initiative for Indigenous... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT