12:00 PM —
12:10 PM
Neebinnaukzhik Southall

Ezhishin Introduction

12:10 PM —
12:50 PM
Panel I: Education 


Moderated by Leo Vicenti. Featuring Sadie Red Wing. Dr. Jessica Moore Harjo, Kathleen Sleboda

12:50 PM —
1:10 PM
The design & visual impact of Osage Orthography & the utilization of Stencils in the classroom.

Dr. Jessica Moore Harjo

1:10 PM —
1:30 PM
From Logos to Layouts: Appreciating Letterforms and Working with Type in Ways That Honor Indigenous Aesthetics

Kevin Coochwytewa

1:30 PM —
1:50 PM
By the Sun and the Moon—Shaping a Sovereign Syllabary for the Lakota Iyapi

Bobby Joe Smith III

1:50 PM —
2:20 PM
Virtual Hangout!
2:20 PM —
3:00 PM
Panel II: Type Design


Moderated by Sébastien Aubin. Featuring Mark Jamra and Neil Patel (JamraPatel), John Hudson (Tiro Typeworks), Kevin King (Typotheque)

3:00 PM —
3:20 PM
The Web of Text

John Hudson (Tiro Typeworks)

3:20 PM —
3:40 PM
Divergence / Convergence of 3D type in Indigenous Design

Brian Skeet

3:40 PM —
4:00 PM
Kamama: From Butterflies to Elephants, 8-bit to Baskets

Monique Ortman

4:20 PM —
4:40 PM
Drawing the Cherokee Syllabary and Type Design as Cultural Connection

Chris Skillern (TulseyType)

4:40 PM —
5:15 PM
Virtual Hangout!
12:00 PM —
12:10 PM
Neebinnaukzhik Southall

Ezhishin Introduction

12:10 PM —
12:50 PM
Panel III: Typography 



Moderated by Bobby Joe Smith III. Featuring Sébastien Aubin, Kevin Coochwytewa, Victor Pascual, Kaylene Big Knife

12:50 PM —
1:10 PM
Reinventing the Indigenous Graphic Design Cannon: No Printing Press Needed

Sadie Red Wing

1:10 PM —
1:30 PM
Reconnecting Through Design

Sebastian Ebarb

1:30 PM —
1:50 PM
From Talking Leaves to Pixels

With Roy Boney and Jeff Edwards

1:50 PM —
2:20 PM
Virtual Hangout!
2:20 PM —
3:20 PM
Panel IV: Archives



Moderated by Neebin Southall. Featuring Menaja Ganesh (Letterform Archive), Brockett Horne (People’s Graphic Design Archive), Jim Gerencser (Carlisle Indian School Project)

3:20 PM —
3:40 PM
Visual Language and echoing environments

Noah Lee

3:40 PM —
4:00 PM
Indigenous Design Knowledge: The Worldviews that Shape Our Work

Victor Pascual (DigitalNavaho)

4:00 PM —
4:20 PM
Being Seen: Typography as a Tool for Visibility

Christopher Sleboda, Kathleen Sleboda

4:20 PM —
4:40 PM
Type Design and Indigenous Language Revitalization

Kevin King (Typotheque)

4:40 PM —
5:00 PM
ᒫᒪᐕ mâmawô all together

Sébastien Aubin

5:00 PM —
5:30 PM
Virtual Hangout!
1:00 PM —
3:30 PM
My First Font

Make your first font with Glyphs: In this fun introductory workshop, will draw a handful of letters, learn the basics of shaping with Bézier curves. We will export and test our font. In the last part of the workshop, we will expand our design into a variable font and make it animate in a web browser! No prior knowledge of type design required.

2:00 PM —
3:00 PM
Getting Started: Self Determination

How are sovereignty and typography related? And what role does self-determination play? This workshop is a walk-through of what I didn't know that I wish I knew when I was getting started as an indigenous designer. Part workshop, part forum, all my relations. 

4:00 PM —
Preserving languages in the digital environment

Take an in-depth look at the processes of supporting indigenous writing systems in digital media, from the encoding of characters and building of fonts to the development of keyboards and online resources for language communities. John Hudson explains the Unicode paradigm for text encoding and the choices facing type designers making fonts for indigenous languages. Neil Patel discusses the process of getting scripts supported in Unicode, from character encoding proposals to standardization of locale data such as alphabet ordering for particular languages, as well as development and distribution of keyboard software. Finally, Bridget Chase presents a case study of building online language resources: the work of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s FirstVoices project.

4:00 PM —
5:30 PM
Native Add-a-Thon

Join The People’s Graphic Design Archive for an adding session of Native North American design items to this crowd-sourced archive! Bring your design treasures and we will upload and add context as a group. Educator and designer, Leo Vicenti will be on hand to offer his expertise in Native design.

A community meeting in zoom to expand the history of Native North American Design.

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