Stories about the future can offer insight into not only where we're going, but who we are. Thing is, traditionally, our most iconic images of the future are, for the most part, whitewashed and male-centric. Over time, the people in fictional future worlds have become more reflective of the world around us, but how do Indigenous Peoples fit into futuristic narratives? And not just in science fiction, but also in the tech world?
+ Grace Dillon, Ph.D., editor of Walking the Clouds: An anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction, professor of Anishinaabe and European descent in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program, in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations, at Portland State University
+ Dr. Lisa Richardson, strategic lead in Indigenous Health at the Women's College Hospital
+ Jason Edward Lewis, Professor of Design and Computation Arts. He is a digital media artist, poet and software designer. Founder of Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media. Director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.