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Skahiòn:hati | Rise of the Kanien’kehá:ka – Launches tonight in Kahnawake!

Kahnawake, Mohawk video game, native culture, longhouse, fire, Caughawaga

Excerpt from offficial announcement –

On October 25, 2012, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) will launch a video game designed by young people from Kahnawake, that uses Mohawk stories and legends as inspiration. Skahiòn:hati | Rise of the Kanien’kehá:ka Legends tells the story of a boastful young man who must fight a Stone Giant, Tree People and the Flying Head on his journey to becoming a warrior.

This new video game is the product of three specialized workshops on Aboriginal storytelling and video game design called Skins. The Skins workshops are produced by AbTeC, a research group based at Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, working in partnership with the Kahnawake Education Centre. AbTeC is co-directed by Skawennati Fragnito and associate professor Jason Lewis.

The participants in Skins 3.0 include Tehoniehtathe Delisle, Kahentawaks Tiewishaw, Towanna Miller, Nather Aylomen, Lisa Borello and Lance McComber. All will be present at the launch.

In addition to the unveiling of the game, the launch will provide an opportunity for visitors to play it. The evening will also feature the premiere of a short documentary about the workshops and the making of the game.

What: Launch of the video game Skahiòn:hati | Rise of the Kanien’kehá:ka Legends

When: Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Kahnawake Legion Hall, Kahnawake, 450-638-1061

Directions from Montreal: From the 20 West take the Mercier Bridge towards Kahnawake. Take the QC-207/QC-221 exit toward Saint-Isidore/Saint-Rémi/Kahnawake, At the T, turn right onto St.Isodore Road (no street signs). Continue all the way until the end, turn right onto the River Road and continue for 2 minutes. You’ll see the Golden Age Club on your left; on your right is the Legion Hall. If you reach the Lacrosse rink you’ve gone too far. See also: http://cartographic.info/ca_street/map.php?p=qc&id=40194

Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace is an international network of academics, artists and technologists headquartered at Concordia University. AbTeC’s goal is to create new, Aboriginally-determined territories within the web-pages, online games, and virtual environments that we call cyberspace

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