Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Native Voices

A friend tipped me to this awesome list of native video games and comics.  Look closely at the themes.  They are very different from what appears in most mainstream examples.  So if you're tired of the usual crap, try some of these.  I've added notes about them for those of my characters into such things; feel free to prompt if that appeals to you.

You can watch the first episode of Kagagi online; it's in a mix of Anishinaabemowin and English.  If you know even a few words, it's really fun to pick them out of the flow.  Listen to the music, especially.  It's easy to forget, listening to mostly mainstream stuff, how thrilling it can be to hear ethnic music as the background track of a show.  It puts you in a whole different world.  For me, I relate to it in ways that I just don't feel with most entertainment.
Tags: entertainment, ethnic studies, linguistics, networking, reading, video
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