August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Xbox is celebrating the indigenous cultures of the world in a variety of ways, and you can too.
How to give
Throughout August Microsoft is adding organizations that support indigenous communities to the Microsoft Rewards Program on console, meaning users in the U.S. and Canada can donate earned Microsoft Rewards points to those organizations. Here are the three orgs listed below.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- First Nations Development Institute
Celebrating indigenous art
In celebration of indigenous artistry, Xbox will be featuring a slew of Xbox logos designed by artists of indigenous heritage, with more following during the month. You can check back in the see more of them on the Xbox Wire page linked above at the beginning of the post.
Check out these Xbox games curated by indigenous communities
- Tell Me Why
- Raji: An Ancient Epic
- Never Alone
- Button City
Check out indigenous streamers on the Xbox Twitch channel
Throughout the week Xbox Plays will be featuring indigenous streamers on the Xbox Twitch channel. Scheduling is listed below. Be sure to check them out.
- Tuesday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) – Chief Sweet
- Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) – BloodieKnux
- Thursday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) – Gunade
- Thursday, August 11 at 3:30 p.m. (PDT) – Cuzb0T
- Friday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. (PDT) – Hiosik
New gamerpics, profile themes and avatar items inspired by indigenous communities
Also, there will be a slew of new items that you can check out here. These will be available throughout the month and will include gamerpics, profile themes, and avatar items.
And you can learn more about what Xbox is doing to support indigenous communities here at the Xbox Community Hub.
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