A Place at the (Gamers) Table: Native American Nerd Culture and the Rise of the Indigenerd!
Native and Indigenous people have existed in pop culture public consciousness for more than 400 years but have never truly been in control of their own representations during most of that time. But over the past twenty years, there has been a shift in the cultural landscape and Native peoples have been determining their roles as Indigenerds in the pop culture market. From video games to comics to cinema, this panel will explore the contributions of Native and Indigenous creators to the pop culture landscape and talk about what the future holds.
Dr. Lee Francis IV (Pueblo of Laguna) [Native Realities, CEO/Founder], Aaron Cuffee (Montauk/Shinnecock) [Native Realities, CCO]