Meet Water Institute Affiliate Faculty Amelia Winger-Bearskin

In commemoration of Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of Water Institute Affiliate Faculty Amelia Winger-Bearskin, whose work aims to make a positive impact on the way we acknowledge land and water to honor Indigenous communities and incorporate Indigenous values of co-creation.


Amelia Winger-Bearskin is a Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence and the Arts at UF’s Digital Worlds Institute. She is Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan.


Amelia is an artist and technologist who innovates with Artificial Intelligence and immersive technologies to bring positive change in our communities and the environment. She is the inventor of Honor Native Sky, a project for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land Initiative, and is currently collaborating with the Water Institute to develop a land and water acknowledgment to honor the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the region.


Amelia founded the project Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and ethical framework for software development based on Indigenous values of co-creation.


Learn more about Amelia Winger-Bearskin:

Follow her on Twitter: @ameliawb






November 29, 2021