Unceded Airwaves Episode March 9, 2023

Biskaabiiyaang: Indigenous Metaverse

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Unceded Airwaves is hosted by the Indigenous Collective at CiTR. As a weekly radio show, we aim to showcase the diversity and brilliance of Indigenous cultures while highlighting influential Indigenous kin. We recognize that media has often been used as a tool to subordinate or appropriate Indigenous voices and we are committed to subverting these dynamics. The team is comprised of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are passionate about story-telling, alternative media, and Indigenous affairs. We broadcast from the traditional, ancestral, current, and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Wautuh Peoples.
If you are a nerd, for gaming or for languages, this episode is for you. Kleo Skavinski interviews Maya Chacaby and Carolyn Cronin about their upcoming project Biskaabiiyaang, a game-ified Anishinabemowin (the language of the Anishinabe peoples) learning platform. The three of them talk about inspirations and the creative journey of decolonizing game mechanics. Biskaabiiyaang seeks to explore what it means to be a treaty person and how to live well with one another on a digital interactive platform.
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