‘COMING HOME’ - AN ABORIGINAL HOMECOMING
This project was initiated by Le-doux as way to gain awareness of non-aboriginal audiences. ‘Coming Home’ is a visual media piece that takes one of its inspirations from Ratonhnhaké:ton—also known as Connor Kenway—an aboriginal character from the Assassin’s Creed III video game.
This vision not only aims to represent that we all come from a multicultural nation but, through knowing this colorful Aboriginal History, we are coming home, back to our roots, on our home turf for the first time. This is something Connor would have wanted, the recognition that our country has grown so much since then, with the influence of Native American Culture being as the center of its essence.
This is why we want you, aboriginal peoples, people of color, people of multicultural backgrounds, or even just supporters of Connor…we want you to take pictures or clips of yourself holding up signs that say, “I’m coming home.”
The Assassin’s Creed III fandom is a group of people who have come together and learned to appreciate a culture they never knew before. We are also all different people, nations, coming together under Connor’s name which is why we come to you for your contribution to this project. In the end, we hope that this instills positive feelings that others may have for aboriginal culture, and also tell Ubisoft what the impact of their single game has done on aboriginal peoples. We truly believe that this is the way things can change, because we are the next generation that can educate ourselves and become compassionate participants to the cause of a culture that many of us never knew. So please, take a moment and do something worth while—this is the sole reason that Connor had fought, lived, and shared his story for all of us to see.
This visual media project will be part of a historical exhibit that will be on display at the University of British Columbia. “I’m Coming Home” is the mainstay of the piece, with your picture submissions being supplements to the piece. If you are interested in participating, please submit your photos to the submission box. All submissions will be anonymous unless otherwise stated. The deadline to get them in is April 2.
From the admins of the Wolfkin Initiative.