Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is a non-profit society that serves 11 Coast Salish member First Nations. They developed Before Vancouver, an internet technology training program, to help Indigenous students create a virtual reality experience of their traditional villages.
Students at Native Education College’s summer camps gained skills in 3D modeling software while they brought their heritage and history to life. 86% of attendees left the program having a greater awareness of what Vancouver was like before colonialism, and many students gained an interest in using their new skills to explore careers Vancouver’s animation and design industry.
- Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council website