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York University and Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage
Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage is a Multi-media/Multi-platform Re-engagement of Voice in Visual Art and Performance conducts collaborative research on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. This is done through various research and creation activities related to media archives, art and ethnology collections, and arctic music, storytelling, and performance.

Our three primary objectives are:
ACCESS to advance information & communication technologies
CONNECTION of Inuit voice to objects of Cultural Hertiage
CREATION of Inuit cultural capacity

Bento Miso
We’re a membership-based collaborative workspace for independent designers and developers, food makers and beer brewers, writers, comic artists, game makers and social justice organizers—a community first, a shared space second. Our space is more than the tables and chairs and walls. Every day, Miso is filled with people focusing on interesting projects, sharing their challenges and triumphs. You might just find your next business partner, project collaborator, and friend here. And you don't have to be a coworking member to be a part of it all: Since January 2012, we have held 788 open-to-the-public events, from tech meetups to beer tastings, game nights to pop-up taco fiestas.

Pinnguaq means “play” in Inuktitut. Born and based out of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Pinnuaq aims to bring quality “play” experiences that foster learning, growth and fun. No platform or concept is out of bounds. At the root of Pinnguaq is a respect and care for the rich languages and cultures that make up this planet. Pinnguaq was created out of a desire to see strong programming available in Inuktitut, the Inuit language, and it roots itself in that mission as it moves forward. With the belief that technology and entertainment written in your language can help make the world seem a little smaller, and a little more accessible, Pinnguaq mission is to make sure all you need to do, is play.

An Evening to Celebrate Indigenous Games and Comics


Bento Miso, the collaborative workspace for independent designers and creators in the heart of downtown Toronto is proud to host a showcase of the top Indigenous-themed video games, creators and culture. In collaboration with Pinnguaq and York University through the “Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage” project, Bento Miso will be open to the public for one night to celebrate the launch of the Planet IndigenUS 2015 festival. The event will showcase the best video games coming out of Indigenous communities and cultures at the present time.

The event will feature the games of “Indigenous Routes” a multi-week game development workshop for First Nations, Metis and Inuit designers, as well as some of the best games rooted in Indigenous cultures from around Turtle Island. The evening will be a celebration of cultures, nations and games.

In partnership with
AH Comics

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