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

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202048 Views

January 16, 2020

CALGARY — 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.

“The murals were an idea from a group of girls that we had in our other projects,” said USAY executive director LeeAnne Ireland. “We have an after-school program called the Indigenous Inclusion Project, and some of the girls were expressing this desire to have their own separate group.”

The girls have been working on three murals, each with a different theme surrounding issues that are important to them — gender-based violence, workplace participation and civic engagement.

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