Skins is a series of digital-media workshops for Aboriginal youth taught by a determined team of game designers, artists and educators known as Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC).
The Course begins with the students being introduced to a variety of stories from their culture and the art of oral traditional storytelling methods by a group of elders. With that foundation in place, the students then learn important skills for the production of video games.
Lessons are taught by faculty, students and graduates of the Computation Arts programme at Concordia University. They are joined by Aboriginal mentors who lend their considerable expertise as cultural consultants, as well as moral support to the young producers.
Skins aims to empower Native youth to be producers of new technologies, not just consumers of them.