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Growing Up Ojibwe: The Game

Growing Up Ojibwe invites players to learn about Ojibwe history, language, treaty rights, and tribal sovereignty, while also better understanding connections between people and the environment (with activities including maple tapping, spearfishing, and wild rice harvesting). University of Wisconsin-Stout student Eleanor Falck created the game through a partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, and did so to increase Native American representation in both video game content and video game creators. The game provides an interactive way to preserve and share Indigenous knowledge. Modeled after Northern Wisconsin, the game's scenery is rich with wildlife. As players move throughout the game, they offer asemaa (tobacco) to the spirit helpers and knowledge holders they encounter. In exchange, they learn about various aspects of Ojibwe history. Throughout the game, players also have opportunities to share this knowledge with other community members. The game is well-suitable for classroom settings, with a points-system that tracks students' engagement with the resource. The app can be played on the web at the link above and is also available for Android devices on the Google Play Store.
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2021-03-25 16:18:48
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