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Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Paper Information

TitleHe Au Hou: (Re)coding Hawaiian Survivance Through Gaming
Presenter(s)Rian Barreras, Michelle Lee Brown and Daniel Kauwila Mahi
SessionIndigenous Games
TimeThursday, October 11, 11:00a-12:00p
LocationLake Ontario
FormatPaper Presentation
DescriptionThis paper is an exploration of the intersections of video game building, meaningful learning, and Hawaiian culture. It also takes up the challenges and rewards of organizing and running an inclusive trans-Indigenous workshops involving Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants and instructors from Turtle Island and Oceania. Further, this co-authored research investigates identity building, cultural development, programming and game creation from Hawaiian cultural and ontological perspectives, as well as the creation of connections to cultural heritage through developing a video game based in Hawaiian ways of knowing.

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