Native Voices Presents:
The New Adventures of Super Indian
Native Voices Presents: The New Adventures of Super Indian
By Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma)
Free streaming extended by popular demand to July 28!
This year, Native Voices goes virtual. The New Adventures of Super Indian, created and written by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma) based on her popular graphic novels, unfolds over three audio episodes that tell the comic exploits of Super Indian and the residents of the fictional Leaning Oak Reservation. Hubert Logan, an ordinary reservation boy turned superhero faces off against three of his biggest foes—Wampum Baggs, the ringleader of the Circle of Evil; Blud Kwan’Tum, a cursed vampire determined to become a full-blooded Indian by any means necessary; and Karlie Keane, a scheming social media diva.
Episode 1: ORIGINS
Leaning Oak Reservation is a quiet community or so young Hubert Logan thought. The only big news on Uncle Chester's Radio Show was the daily bingo specials. Learn how a tainted food product, an ancient artifact, and a supervillain change Leaning Oak and Hubert forever.
Episode 2: THE CURSE OF BLUD KWAN'TUM
Episode 3: THE WARBONNET
It’s hip, it’s fashionable and everyone wants one! But this warbonnet brings disaster to anyone who wears it. Can Super Indian keep this sacred regalia from getting into the wrong hands?
Students will learn about real life “Super Indians” who have created positive change for Native people by reading biographies about different Native leaders. Students will then analyze what makes these individuals real life “Super Indians” before exploring their own superhero identity.
Read the graphic novel that inspired The New Adventures of Super Indian. Hubert Logan was an ordinary Reservation boy until he ate tainted commodity cheese infused with Rezium, a secret government food enrichment additive. Known as Super Indian, Hubert fights evil forces who would overtake the Reservation's resources and population. Assisted by his trusty sidekicks Mega Bear and Diogi, they fight crime the way they know how -- with strength, smarts and humor. Available through the Autry Store.
A special salon with DeLanna Studi, the Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, and Arigon Starr, playwright and renowned comic book writer whose work includes Super Indian. Moderated by Liza Posas, Head of Research Services and Archives at the Autry, they discuss the creation of Super Indian and the importance of having a Native Superhero and touch on the Native Voices Archives.
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