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Indigenous women create augmented reality murals tackling inequalities, showing strength for Calgary

Female artists from the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth have created three augmented reality (AR) murals, chosen for specific Calgary locations. It’s part of the Indigenous Women’s Augmented Mural Series, a yearlong project by 20 women from 15 to 30 years old.

Calgary aboriginal students excited about creating personalized 3D action figures

A lot of people came together on Monday to mark the start of Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. As Gil Tucker reports, for some elementary students, it’s a time for “heroic action.”

Artist call for Black Lives Matter mural submissions; CPS unveils Indigenous art at HQ

Black Lives Matter movements is still impacting Calgary and this time, people will see it 25 feet tall and 125 feet wide. The Black Lives Matter Murals Project, an initiative of Pink Flamingo, artist Katie Green and filmmaker Suitakii Black, aspires to promote equality and change.

Mural created by Indigenous youth unveiled at CPS

The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) will be unveiling a mural today that will be permanently displayed at Police Headquarters.

Calgary aboriginal students excited about creating personalized 3D action figures

A lot of people came together on Monday to mark the start of Aboriginal Awareness Week in Calgary. As Gil Tucker reports, for some elementary students, it’s a time for “heroic action.”

CTV Calgary – Indigenous girls’ group using augmented reality to raise awareness through art

A group of girls from the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) are hoping their augmented reality murals will help drive home their message. USAY is a non-profit organization in Calgary that provides programming and services to Indigenous youth aged 12-29.

Calgary Sun – Calgary-made virtual reality game teaches Blackfoot language, culture

About 100 guests test out a new Blackfoot language and storytelling game created by MAMMOTH, a local augmented and virtual reality company. The guests attended the USAYÕs Thunder VR launch party on Monday, June 17. The virtual reality game teaches users Blackfoot language through storytelling.

Alberta Native News  – USAY Launches Thunder VR – An Amazing Language Learning Tool

To kick off the 2019 Calgary Indigenous Awareness Week, Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) will be launching Thunder VR, an interactive game that teaches the endangered Blackfoot language and traditions to young Indigenous Canadians.

Windspeaker – VR game helps youth learn the Blackfoot language

“The vision behind Thunder was to create an interactive, fun, engaging tool that encourages Indigenous youth to learn traditional languages,” in this case Blackfoot.

660News – Learning the Blackfoot language through virtual reality

Blending indigenous culture with today’s technology. A graphic novel is turned into a VR game that aims to teach youth about the Blackfoot language.

Calgary Foundation – Spring 2019 Spur Magazine Feature

Calgary Foundation’s SPUR magazine celebrates our philanthropic community, focusing on our donors, our volunteers & our support for charitable organizations whose work is transforming lives in our community.

Star Metro Calgary  – Virtual reality game made in Calgary doubles as Blackfoot language educational tool.

LeeAnne Ireland was searching for ways to adapt a popular Indigenous story and graphic novel for a more modern platform when a light bulb turned on at a virtual reality arcade.