Augmented reality game designed by Indigenous youth hopes to fight racismJune 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day reserved to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous people. A youth-inspired project hopes to break down barriers and teach a part of their history that was neglected for generations.
Sixties Scoop survivor sharing her story in virtual gameThe plan was to build a pop up escape room that would be open for two weeks where visitors would learn about the Sixties Scoop from someone who lived through it. But the pandemic forced the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) to switch to a virtual model to tell Della Charles’ story.
A virtual escape room is teaching people about the Sixties Scoop — through one survivor’s story
Over Zoom, a group of coworkers make their way through a barn and a residential school classroom — analyzing photos, diary entries and other clues to unlock the story of a Sixties Scoop survivor named Della.
Education for reconciliationWhen the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was first released in 2015, Pamela Toulouse, who is Ojibwe/Odawa from the Sagamok First Nation and a professor at Laurentian University, said she couldn’t wait to see educators across the country embrace the opportunity to work with Indigenous communities.
2020 Alberta Film and Television Awards Finalists
The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) has continued to work through the delays and difficulty of this unprecedented time of pandemic. Today AMPIA is very pleased to be able to announce their finalists for the 46th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta’s screen industries.
Indigenous women create augmented reality murals tackling inequalities, showing strength for CalgaryFemale 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.
Artist call for Black Lives Matter mural submissions; CPS unveils Indigenous art at HQBlack 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.
CTV Calgary – Indigenous girls’ group using augmented reality to raise awareness through artA 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, cultureAbout 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.