The photo above was drawn by one of our artists in part for “clip art.” That is, the arrows, dream catcher and different parts of it are clipped out when we need decoration on a page. Sometimes we’ll have a memory game that includes both answers and equations under some cards and pictures under others. The girl was the first draft. She’s been changed a bit: she lost the feather and received some new bead work. The girl doesn’t have a name yet, but she is going to be a main character in our second game. I’ve been working on the story line for the second game. We have several levels drafted out.
Dr. Carol Davis
Dr. Carol Davis from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has been our resident expert on the history, culture and art for the Chippewa (Ojibwe). Dr. Davis was vice-president of Turtle Mountain Community College for many years. She was principal investigator of several grants on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to tribal college students, so we are super excited to be working with her. I need to get the storyline and levels sketched out in the next few days for her approval.
Dr. Erich Longie
Dr. Erich Longie, our consultant from the Spirit Lake Nation, is also coming in two weeks. We need to be ready to record his voice for the character of the grandfather in some of the movies that will pop-up in the first game. (The first one we are doing is on counting coup.) We also have some stories about bears, traditional medicine and becoming a common man or common woman (and that’s a good thing).