Eiteljorg Museum Special Program: “Native American Portrayals in Comics”

Workshop in Indiana Based on the attention my article in Native Peoples Magazine on Indigenous video game characters--and them finding out about my book on Native comic book characters from McFarland Publishing--the Eiteljorg has invited me to be a speaker at this all-day event March 10, 2007. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss … Continue reading Eiteljorg Museum Special Program: “Native American Portrayals in Comics”

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Article in Native Peoples Magazine

Published Article An article I've written, "Searching for Indigenous Heroes," about Native characters in video games, has been picked up by Native Peoples magazine. The issue hits newsstands soon, so pick up yours or order it online today! Here's the description from the Native Peoples website: "Viewpoint: The author outlines the history of Indigenous heroes … Continue reading Article in Native Peoples Magazine

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Native American 3D Hologram Portraits on YouTube

One Step Closer to Star Trek's Holodeck? While this is not exactly what I had in mind when I talk about Indigenous people in 3D media, it certainly is cool...if only the author was Indigenous himself! (It is difficult to tell if this individual is Native, as neither the YouTube nor his website specify any … Continue reading Native American 3D Hologram Portraits on YouTube

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“Scalped” creator discusses Native American comic book

We (Indigenous People) Should Tell Our Stories "Scalped" is a new comic book line from Vertigo (part of the DC family). While the series creator, Jason Aaron, has the right idea about how presenting Indigenous characters within popular media (i.e., attempting to break racial stereotypes and present some dramatic action), I still maintain that we … Continue reading “Scalped” creator discusses Native American comic book

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Native Artist Effects Change in Online Artist Representation

Art and Culture It is refreshing to see a Native American artists taking progressive steps with today's technology. It is true: do any search on "Native Art" and there are many websites that pop up...only some of which are actual Indigenous artists. Perhaps it is time that Oklahoma Native Artists come together - digitally speaking, … Continue reading Native Artist Effects Change in Online Artist Representation

Chickasaw Adventures

Comic Book with Chickasaw Characters This is a GREAT idea...and the art is well done. This is a comic book that not only showcases a particular Native American culture (Chickasaw), but also demonstrates our "continuance" into modern times. In addition, members of the Chickasaw Nation were involved in the creation process to ensure authenticity within … Continue reading Chickasaw Adventures

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Native Americans in Video Games

Native American Protagonists There have been too few Indigenous characters in video games. Off the cuff, there are only a few video games with Native American characters that come to mind: Nightwolf from Mortal Kombat 3, Chief Thunder from Killer Instinct, T. Hawk from Street Fighter, War Wolf from NES's Werewolf, and Turok from (of … Continue reading Native Americans in Video Games