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With canoes and VR, project explores indigenous ways


September 27, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Researchers at the University of Minnesota developed a virtual reality canoe simulator as part of a larger project that aims to revitalize cultural Indigenous traditions.

Professors Vicente Diaz and Daniel Keefe, among others, have led a team to bring Dakota, Micronesian and Ojibwe communities together in a project called "Back to Indigenous Futures." The project — shown during President Joan Gabel's inauguration week — is part of the University provost's Grand Challenges research.

"Here are communities that have suffered deeply from colonization and exploitation,"...

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