Skins is a series of digital-media workshops for Aboriginal youth offered by an Aboriginally determined team of game designers, artists and educators known as Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace.
The unique curriculum begins with traditional storytelling and proceeds to teach participants how to tell a story in a very new way--as a video game. With that foundation in place, the students then learn important skills for the production of video games and machinima, such as game design, art direction, 3D modeling and animation, sound, and computer programming.
Skins aims to empower Native youth to be producers of new technologies, not just consumers of them.

CREDITS

Ieniente and the Peacemaker’s Wampum

Concept & Design
Jeremy Alvarez
Wahsontiio Cross
Tehoniehtathe Delisle
Darian Jacobs
Jake Lazore
Travis Mercredi
Quintin Rice-Marquis

with
Michael Morris

Script & Cinematics Director
Tehoniehtathe Delisle

Lead Programmer
Jeremy Alvarez

Character Artists
Darian Jacobs
Jake Lazore

Animators
Darian Jacobs
Jake Lazore

Environment Artists
Wahsontiio Cross
Quintin Rice-Marquis

Background Artist
Wahsontiio Cross

Cinematics
Darian Jacobs

Interface Artist
Wahsontiio Cross

Sound Designer
Travis Mercredi

Level Designers
Jeremy Alvarez
Travis Mercredi

Voice Talent
Wahsontiio Cross as Ieniente
Owisokon Lahache as Tota
Jake Lazore as Professor Sniks
Travis Mercredi as the Bear Spirit

Technical Advisors
Veniamin Chukhovich
3D modelling & Texturing

Charlotte Fisher
3D modelling & Texturing

Alicia Fortier
Programming

Sahar Homami
3D modelling, Texturing & Cinematics

Daria Khomyakova
Programming

Andrew Lunga
Animation

Travis Mercredi
Audio

Nancy Elizabeth Townsend
Animation & Cinematics

Vincent Villemaire
Animation

Associate Producer
Tehoniehtathe Delisle

Producers
Charlotte Fisher
Owisokon Lahache

Executive Producers
Skawennati & Jason Edward Lewis

Created at the
Skins 4.0
Workshop on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design

skins.abtec.org/skins4.0

Directors
Skawennati & Jason Edward Lewis

Workshop Coordinator & Assistant Director
Charlotte Fisher

Kahnawake Community Liaison & Advisor on Pedagogy
Owisokon Lahache

Technical Lead
Nancy Elizabeth Townsend

Personnel & Hospitality Lead
Sahar Homami

Workshop & Curriculum Development
Charlotte Fisher
Sahar Homami
Jason Edward Lewis
Skawennati
Nancy Elizabeth Townsend

Instructors
Jeremy Alvarez
Programming

Veniamin Chukhovich
2D assets, Texture Editing, Modelling & UV mapping

Teyowisonte Thomas Deer
Character Design

Charlotte Fisher
Modelling, Rendering, Sprite Creation & Asset Integration

Alicia Fortier
Game Design, Level Design & Programming

Sahar Homami
Modelling, UV mapping, Rigging & Animation

Daria Khomyakova
Game Design, Level Design & Programming

Owisokon Lahache
Storytelling

Andrew Lunga
Modelling, UV mapping, Rigging & Animation

Travis Mercredi
Audio

Skawennati
Storytelling

Nancy Elizabeth Townsend
Workflow & Data Management

Vincent Villemaire
Modelling, UV mapping, Rigging & Animation

Mentors
Tehoniehtathe Delisle
Owisokon Lahache

Storytellers
Ellen Gabriel
Hiio Kirby
Towenhnitoken

Guest Speakers
Mohannad Al-Khatib
Pippin Barr
Stéphanie Bouchard (Ubisoft)
Saleem Dabbous (KO-OP Mode)
Teyowisonte Thomas Deer
Ruben Farrus (Minority)
G.P. Lackey (KO-OP Mode)
Owisokon Lahache
Bronson Zgeb (KO-OP Mode)

Assessment
Salvador Garcia-Martinez

Documentation
Samuel Tissot-Jobin
with
Charlotte Fisher
Nancy Elizabeth Townsend

Playtesters
Mohannad Al-Khatib
Pippin Barr
Scott Benesiinaabandan
Julien Desaulniers
Stephen Huddart
Rilla Khaled
Erin Montour
Tuuli Saarinen

Special Thanks to
207 Longhouse, Kahnawake
Center for Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Funded by
Office of Research, Concordia University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture
GRAND Network of Centres of Excellence

Supported by
Kahnawake Education Centre
Kahnawake Survival School
Concordia University
Department of Design and Computation Arts
Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies
Office of Research

Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Digital Media Design
skins.abtec.org
an
Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
project

Directors
Jason Edward Lewis & Skawennati

Senior Research Assistants
Charlotte Fisher
Sahar Homami
Nancy Elizabeth Townsend
an
Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
project
abtec.org
an
Obx Labs
production

Director
Jason Edward Lewis

obxlabs.net

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