Native Realities and the Rise of the Indiginerd
This is for all those nerd and sci-fi fans who don’t always feel the major pop culture icons represent them. For Native people globally, genocide is the reality every day. Superman does not come to the reservation. When we think about pop culture from the viewpoint of Indigenous and underrepresented we don’t find superheroes and icons children can look up to. This is a clear gap and an opportunity to build the next generation of inclusive nerdaity. Native Realities is introducing us to a new set of Pop Culture iconography with Super Indian, Battle of Shiprock and Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers. Fantasy creates that space for creativity and imagination, and we can bridge a space for a new reality. Finally giving Indiginerds their own superheroes to fantasize about.