Regifting, belatedly: A Canada Day gift from apihtawikosisan

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 9.51.00 AMLawyer/Activist/Educator Chelsea Vowel (originally from northern Alberta, now living in Montreal)  created a social justice video game – with Plains Cree language and cultural content, and a healthy dose of sardonic wit – that she launched on her apihtawikosisan.com blog as a Canada Day gift for everyone.

In the game, you are a Cree girl, sâkowêw, and you need to gather land defenders to help block Enkoch Industries from tearing up the Sundance field.

I haven’t played myself (so far it’s only available for PC, not Mac), but I love the Ad Astra Comix review (linked below, including Chelsea’s comments in response):

http://adastracomix.com/2014/07/23/colonialism-bytes-a-review-of-idle-no-more-blockade/

Chelsea’s initial post about the game:

http://apihtawikosisan.com/2014/07/a-present-for-canada-day/

Some video links Chelsea provided so even Mac users can have a peek:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAKzYnP05SM

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-amUCuR3p5I

The game itself (only for PC) can be downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0gvjst7inm54j6/Idle%20No%20More.exe

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, a not-for-profit-in-the-making with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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