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Creating a Game Design Workshop for Indigenous Youth

Meagan Byrne

Learn about the process of developing a game design workshop for Indigenous youth in Northern Canada, and the main takeaways other groups who wish to facilitate Indigenous game design can use to help build up the next generation.

About Meagan Byrne

Meagan Byrne is a Métis new media artist and game designer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She has been creating digital interactive pieces since 2014 and uses her work to explore questions of cultural belonging, the indigenization of media and the future of indigenous language and culture.

Her first major work Wanisinowin | Lost has been shown at imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto; Different Games Conference, New York; IndieCade, California and is now a part of the upcoming show CHILDISH at the John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery in Edmonton. She is co-director of Dames Making Games as well as Indigenous Routes, a collection of indigenous new-media artists. Meagan has received a B.A. of English Literature (2009) from McMaster University and a B.A. of Game Design (2017) from The Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

This talk is part of the Damage Camp conference on September 8.