Storytelling in Coyote & Crow

Date: May 7, 2022 12:10 pm (PST)
Duration: 0:50
Em Matson, Tali Inlow, Derek Pounds, Weyodi OldBear, Wulf Roby
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Indigenous storytelling is a rich tradition that lends itself well to the creation of a world like that of Coyote & Crow. From the creation of a trade language to the world building of uncolonized lands, the influences of many native nations shows through in the first offering from Coyote and Crow Games in its core rule book. This panel of creatives who participated in that world building will share their inspiration and their journeys that led them, and all of us, to Makasing.

Em Matson (they/she/he, in preferred order): Boozhoo! I’m Em Matson, a writer, editor, and all around communicator who wears many hats. I edited the core rulebook of Coyote & Crow and wrote a story for the upcoming novel of adventures in the Coyote & Crow universe. I am also the Communications Manager at NATIFS, a nonprofit food sovereignty organization focused on promoting Indigenous foodways and facilitating Indigenous food access. I’m passionate about the creative endeavors of my fellow Indigneous kin and proud to be in this space! I’m two spirit from Minneapolis and of settler and Sault Ste Marie Chippewa lineage. Miigwech for having me! ematson.com

Tali Inlow (she/her) is an Indigiqueer writer of fantastical nonsense. By day, she is a healthcare professional with the Indian Health Service. By night, she gives writing a go. Always, she is partner to Bridget, and cat-mom to Porch Kitty, Hazel, and Cha-Cha.

Derek Pounds (he/him) is a member of the Samish Indian Nation, a stay at home dad, and an accidental game writer. He's written for Coyote & Crow as well as 7th Sea 2nd Edition.

An enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation, Weyodi OldBear (she/her) works on everything from culture building in games ( like Coyote & Crow) to comic books, plays, graphic novels, short stories, screen plays, poems, and novels all bending towards horror, science fiction, and speculative fiction always influenced by her traditional Comanche upbringing. Today Weyodi lives in Albuquerque, on the lands of the Sandia Pueblo on the traditional nomadic route of her band, where she tries to make sure the neighbors don’t suspect anything.

Wulf Roby (they/them) is a leadership and organizational development consultant. They're currently working with Coyote & Crow Games as their Events & Outreach Coordinator. They also consult in the areas of health literacy through Stanford's PrideNET study and for equity in education with Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS). Their doctoral research is centered on decolonization/reindiginizing education through collaborative play.

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