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Women On Equal Footing At Indigenous Comic Con

Megan Kamerick

The first Indigenous Comic Con took place in November 2016 in Albuquerque. One this episode Megan Kamerick features interviews with an array of Native women working in comics, game design and multimedia including Arigon Starr, Renee Nejo, Johnnie Jae and Jackie Malstrom of A Tribe Called Geek, Elizabeth LaPensee and Kristina Bad Hand. They're using these different media to explore serious issues in their communities like identity, survival and cultural preservation. But they're also having a lot of fun.

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Arigon Starr
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Johnnie Jae and Jackie Malstrom from A Tribe Called Geek talk about defeating zombies on the reservation
Interview with Johnnie Jae and Jackie Malstrom of A Tribe Called Geek

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Kristina Bad Hand and Renee Nejo
Interview with Renee Nejo
Interview with Kristina Bad Hand

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Elizabeth LaPensée
Interview with Elizabeth LaPensée

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.
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