Civilization VI Rise and Fall Criticized By Poundmaker Cree Nation

Civilization VI Rise and Fall Criticized By Poundmaker Cree Nation

The Poundmaker Cree Nation Headman suggests 2K should have reached out before including its historic leader.

The Poundmaker Cree Nation has issued some grievances against 2K games for its portrayal of the Poundmaker Cree Nation's historic leader in the upcoming Civilization VI: Rise & Fall expansion.

In a conversation with the CBC, Poundmaker Cree Nation leader Milton Tootoosis explained that Poundmaker's inclusion in the upcoming Civilization VI expansion without input from the Poundmaker Cree Nation, "perpetuates this myth that First Nations had similar values that the colonial culture has, and that is one of conquering other peoples and accessing their land[.]"

Tootoosis added, "That is totally not in concert with our traditional ways and worldview... It's a little dangerous for a company to perpetuate that ideology that is at odds with what we know."

While Tootoosis praised the game's choice of highlighting Poundmaker's diplomatic history, he said that it would have been better if 2K reached out to the elders of the Poundmaker Cree Nation before including him into the game.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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