Friday, November 20, 2009

Video game to be aimed at aboriginal youth

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A Carleton University initiative is allowing First Nation youths to walk a virtual mile along the Path of the Elders.

Canadian Heritage has provided a $375,000 grant to the university and its partners to develop a website "that seeks to strengthen the identity and self-respect" of Native youths.

The goal is to develop a video game, with local software firm BlackCherry Digital Media, that engages and entertains youth while serving as an educational tool, providing a window into the rich history, culture and teachings that have been passed along for generations in the oral tradition.

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