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Honour Water game teaches Anishinaabe songs about water

Nov 21, 2016

There's an app for just about everything. Proof of that is Honour Water.

It's a new app that teaches you Anishinaabe songs about water. Anishinaabe is the name used by native tribes including the Odawa, Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Alquonquin peoples.

The game was developed by Elizabeth LaPensée an assistant professor of Media and Information and Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University.

LaPensée says the game teaches the user "the ways in which water is vital for well being, as well as the ways in which we are protecting the waters and how singing can contribute to that as well." 

She also talks about how indigenous game developers are creating games for fun and education.

Hear Stateside's interview with LaPensée above.