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IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 05

IPI #5 - Jon Proudstar In this portion of IPI, we are fortunate to hear from Jon Proudstar, creator of Tribal Force, a comic book featuring Native American superheroes and a historic first for a Native-created comic books, as he shoots the bull with Michael Sheyahshe (me!). In addition to his comic book milestone, Jon … Continue reading IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 05

Elizabeth LaPensee

IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 04

IPI #4 - Elizabeth LaPensee In this deployment of IPI, we spotlight Elizabeth LaPensee, a Ph.D., Student at Simon Fraser University in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology and Research Assistant for the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace ("AbTeC"), "a series of projects investigating innovative methods for First Nations to participate in networked culture to … Continue reading IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 04

Andrea Grant

IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 03

IPI #3 - Andrea Grant In this installment of IPI, we get up close and personal with the "Pin-up Poet," herself, Andrea Grant. Andrea is the creator of MINX comic book series, "which merges Native American mythology" with fantasy, dreams, and reality. Andrea is a Coast Salish Canadian with a long list of creative talents, … Continue reading IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 03

IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 02

In this piece, we support and showcase Native American professionals working in creative aspects inside the video game industry. Winnie (Oglala Lakota/Eastern Shawnee), a.k.a., "ix", is a former Associate Producer with some big name games, such as the Call of Duty franchise. As a Indigenous person working in the game industry, ix was nice enough … Continue reading IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 02

Weshoyot Alvitre

IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 01

IPI #1 - Weshoyot Alvitre To celebrate Native American professionals working within the industry, Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo) sits down with comic book artist / illustrator, Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva / Gaelic / Scottish), who is gracious enough to share her story and experiences working in comics. To combat (at worst) stereotypes and (at best) poorly-created Indigenous characters, … Continue reading IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 01