Saskatchewan First Nation outraged as video game depicts legendary leader

A First Nation in Saskatchewan is considering legal action against a California video game company over the forthcoming release of Civilization VI, a game in which people can play at colonialism and imperial expansion, but as an Indian character.

It is a new twist on the debate about Indigenous cultural appropriation, which is typically focused on visual representations like head-dresses, not political behaviour.

The new instalment of the game Civilization, due out next month, includes a main plot line about the Plains Cree, under the leadership of Chief Poundmaker, in which players advance by developing trade routes, building infrastructure, forging alliances, and other elements of statecraft.

Well this is a new way to be offended, I’ll give them credit for that.

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  • Clausewitz

    So you can’t show a picture of their leader? Hmmmmmm, where did I see that before?

  • Ed

    “…First Nation ourtraged as…” ________________ (there’ll be a new one tomorrow.)

  • Oh, what aren’t they outraged by?

    • mobuyus

      The murdered and missing women murdered and missing by their own community.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      The corruption of their tribal Chiefs?

  • Alain

    One group of colonisers (“First Nations”) is upset by another group of colonisers. Frankly, I am rather fed up with the dishonest label of first nations or indigenous. There is no a single living group of people today, any where, who can claim they are “first nations” or indigenous.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      And the idea that these tribes of scattered populations represented some sort of nations in the sense that conceivably can be held as Nations is just ridiculous..

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    You can sue over cultural appropriation?
    Really?
    Please try!

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I don’t know, nowadays there are PSAs running on the radio that say that your will could be contested if you leave someone out cuz they’re a fag or something or convert to Islam and you don’t like it. So who knows anymore? The world has gone nuts.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Just leave them a dollar and don’t say why.
        There, problem solved.

  • Shebel

    EVERYBODY—-pretends to be —
    OUTRAGED !
    How Much ?
    To SOOTHE—–
    Your OUTRAGE?

  • Shebel

    For myself—-
    I don’t Owe any of You–
    A Goddamned thing.

  • Shebel

    That was not fair of me.
    Chief Poundmaker—
    Really was a Hero.
    Sorry.

  • Shebel

    One persons Hero is another persons Traitor.

    As it should be.

  • Shebel

    I just can not force myself to persecute the Natives.
    Fair is Fair.

  • Exile1981

    It’s been awhile since I played Civ. They have added new cultures all the time.

    • Shebel

      I know—
      Half my Family has decided to become Metis.
      They are Legal—-
      but– They are just capitalizing on Simpering about being—
      Victimized.

      Time for REAL Natives to tell the fake ones to–
      Fuck OFF.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I frankly no longer care about anyone’s selective outrage. I’m done, burned out.

    • Shebel

      Really?

  • Shebel

    It is GOOD when someone finally admits that they are
    WRONG.

  • Shebel

    OK.
    If I can’t piss you off.
    Have a good sleep. )))))