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Self-proclaimed ‘Indigenerds’ claim space in streaming, sci-fi and table top role-playing games – CBC

Oct 27, 2023

These 3 creators contributed to a book filled with nerdy Indigenous pop culture

Three Indigenous artists and content creators are Indigenizing nerdy popular culture while battling stereotypes, building communities and collaborating with one another.

Alina Pete, an artist from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan, has edited a collection of stories into a graphic novel called Indigenerds, which is set to publish next year.

She said popular culture spheres have been mainly white-centric and through her artistic journey she has worked toward creating space for Indigenous creators.

“I really like seeing these stories celebrated because so often we can get pigeon-holed and stereotyped especially with Native people,” she told CBC Indigenous from her home in Surrey, B.C.

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