On the Stand Against the Custer’s Revenge Remake

Posted on November 30, 2014, 3:39 pm, by Elizabeth LaPensée, under Action.

The stand against the Custer’s Revenge Remake was ignited by a conversation with game journalist Daniel Starkey as he was writing “More Than Shamans and Savages: American Indians and Game Development” for US Gamer. When we were talking, there were active downloads of the game available and gameplay footage videos dated 2014, which showed that the game was still being downloaded and played recently.

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As an Indigenous woman who is part of a statistic known well to Indigenous communities, I exercised legal consumer rights in regards to the Custer’s Revenge Remake released in 2008. I tweeted a statement that was shared widely by Deejay NDN from A Tribe Called Red, which was immeasurably important to the action that has come from support through social media. Thanks to the interest of CBC Aboriginal, word spread rapidly and action happened that followed legal consumer rights.

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Since the call for support, the downloads have been removed from hosting sites which were unaware of the content of the game and many of the gameplay footage videos have been reported and removed since they were in conflict with the terms of service of the hosts.

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Thank you for the support. Regardless of what may unfold from this point, this has been an empowering journey that has brought more awareness to the statistical reality that Indigenous women are most likely to be sexually assaulted. In honor of over 1,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women, may we have good thoughts for better days for the next generations.

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My greatest hope is that more Indigenous people get involved in game development, so that we determine our representations ourselves.

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Chi miigwech,
- Beth

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  • joaosilva

    they actually sold that , I tought that video was a joke O.o?!

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