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Analysis of the Ethnographic Significance of the Iñupiaq Video Game Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Title: An Analysis of the Ethnographic Significance of the Iñupiaq Video Game Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna).
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Name(s): Williams, Peter Keough, author
Dowell, Kristin L., professor directing thesis
Joos, Vincent Nicolas, committee member
Thorner, Sabra G., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Anthropology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (95 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 2014 the Iñupiaq Native American tribe of Alaska published Never Alone, a video game that adapts a traditional folktale into a cooperative puzzle platformer. The game is an assertion of sovereignty for the Iñupiaq people in its role as self-representation in media after centuries of others speaking for them, as an assertion of economic agency beyond their own borders, and as a decolonization of their youth’s education. It has also served to create important hubs for the community, both inside and online. The game is an important piece of media within both the culture and indigenous media studies.
Identifier: 2018_Sp_Williams_fsu_0071N_14583 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Anthropology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2018.
Date of Defense: April 10, 2018.
Keywords: Indigenous, Iñupiaq, Kunuuksaayuka, Media, Native American, videogame
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Kristin Dowell, Professor Directing Thesis; Vincent Joos, Committee Member; Sabra Thorner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Ethnology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2018_Sp_Williams_fsu_0071N_14583
Host Institution: FSU

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Williams, P. K. (2018). An Analysis of the Ethnographic Significance of the Iñupiaq Video Game Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna). Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2018_Sp_Williams_fsu_0071N_14583