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Never Alone + 4 more fun Indigenous video games


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Video games are the best. It's a fact. So, in honour of Indigenous History Month, we're highlighting a bunch of incredible Indigenous video games we think you'll love.

Honour Water

for iPad
Ages 4+

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Created by artist and designer Elizabeth LaPensée, Honour Water is a free game featuring Anishinaabe songs and teachings about the importance of water and protecting it.

Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna)

for PC, Mac, tablets and phones, PS4, PS3, XBox, Wii and Kindle
Ages 10+

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In Never Alone, you get to play as a young Inupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they know. Play alone or with a friend or family member as you trek across the frozen tundra, leap across ice floes and swim through underwater ice caverns.

Spirits of Spring

for iPad
Ages 9+

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Spirits of Spring is an adventure game set in Quebec about friendship and bullying. Three Indigenous boys have to hunt giant crows who stole their spirits in order to get them back. Players can play solo or with friends to solve puzzles and get through challenges.

Thunderbird Strike

for Windows PC, Android and iOS
Ages 9+

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Another Elizabeth LaPensée game, Thunderbird Strike lets players fly from the Tar Sands to the Great Lakes as a thunderbird and shoot lightning at a black snake that threatens to swallow the lands and waters of Turtle Island whole.

Sleep Guardian

for desktop computer

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A free web-based game called Sleep Guardian allows players to be a dreamcatcher and make sure the little girl they’re watching over has good dreams. It’s your job to catch all the bad dreams before they reach the little girl. Catch them and destroy them and if you can find some good dreams, you’re bound to win. You can play the game here.

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