Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium
TCU’s sixth annual Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day symposium will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022. This year’s theme is, “The Future is Indigenous: Popular Culture for the Seventh Generation.” Our keynote speaker will be Miranda Due (Pawnee/Cherokee), an Indigenous interactive producer, artist and speaker. She is originally from Oklahoma and is a proud member of the Pawnee Nation. Miranda attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media and Games program and currently works at Unity Technologies. Due has shipped multiple interactive projects, ranging from mobile games, educational games, AR/VR projects, museum exhibits, to most recently AAA games (Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War). In addition to her work as a producer, Due is a driving voice in diversity, equity and inclusion for the games industry and has worked to establish pathways for Indigenous game developers in the industry by being a mentor and establishing the Indigenous Network at Activision.
3-3:50 PM: Ancestor in Training- Forging New Pathways and Leaving a Legacy; BLUU Auditorium
7-8:30 PM: Beyond the Token: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity in Pop Culture; BLUU Ballroom