Indigenous virtual reality company looking for knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists to promote culture – APTN News

Indigenous virtual reality company looking for knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists to promote culture – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202153 Views

A virtual reality company based in Fort William First Nation in Ontario that is using their technical know-how to promote Indigenous cultures.

Partnering with Uber and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), ORIGIN is hosting a competition called Share Your Roots, looking for more people to share their culture.

The company started out as an interactive way for kids to learn more about jobs, primarily in the trades industry.

ORIGIN owner Melissa Hardy-Giles says the company realized the tech could be used for everyone to learn about Indigenous culture.

“We realized the power of our reach and that’s when we decided to launch a cultural library so at the same time, whoever has our head sets and who has subscribed to our immersive link library will also be educated and have the opportunity to be educated in how diverse our culture is,” she said.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/indigenous-virtual-reality-company-looking-for-knowledge-keepers-storytellers-artists-to-promote-culture/

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