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“When Rivers Were Trails” Artist and Writer Panel

Friday, April 16, 2021 9:30am to 10:45am

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Join the Humanities Center for an artist and writer panel on the 2D indigenous adventure game “When Rivers were Trails”! We will be joined by Weshoyot Alvitre (Writer and Lead Artist), Korii Northrup (Writer), Sara Siestreem (Writer), Sterling HolyWhiteMountain (Writer), and Elizabeth LaPensée (Moderator, Creative Director, Designer, Artist, and Writer).

"When Rivers Were Trails" is an educational 2D adventure game that follows the impact of allotment acts on Indigenous communities in the 1890’s. Developed in collaboration with the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Michigan State University’s Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab as a component to Lessons of Our Land with art by Weshoyot Alvitre and music by Supaman. 

Winner of the Adaptation Award at IndieCade 2019. Exhibited at Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference 2019, Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival 2019, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2019, Game On! El Arte en Juego Festival 2019, Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2019, Open World Arcade 2019 at Akron Museum of Art, and “Regeneration: Breaking Time with Indigenous Video Games Exhibit” at Western Front Centre.

This event is sponsored by Department of English Ethnic Studies and Media X.

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