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, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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