about

Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network whose goal is to ensure Indigenous presence in the web pages, online environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace.

Co-founded and co-directed by Jason Edward Lewis and Skawennati, our multi-faceted effort includes artwork, writing, lectures, workshops, residencies, and exhibitions. Since 2005, AbTeC has collaborated with many individuals and has been generously supported by a number of sponsors.
AbTeC’s roots lie with a project called CyberPowWow, a pioneering on-line gallery and chat space for contemporary Indigenous art. It was through CyberPowWow that we realized that, even on the Internet, Native people need a self-determined place to call home.

projects

Activating AbTeC Island
2016 - present

Skins Workshops
2008 - present

Abundant Intelligences
2023 - present

Past Future Forward
2022

Tsi Tiotonhontsatáhsawe
2022

AbTeC Gallery
2020 - 2022

Words Before All Else
2022

Initiative for Indigenous Futures
2015 - 2022

Calico & Camouflage
2021

Greetings from Skyworld
2020

Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Workshops
2019

The Peacemaker Returns
2017

She Falls For Ages
2017

Blueberry Pie Under a Martian Sky
2016

Each Branch Determined
2016

TimeTraveller ™
2008 - 2013

mentoring and production support

A First Peoples’ Postsecondary Storytelling Exchange
2018

Ota Nda Yanaan – We Are Here
2010

Kahnawake Voices
2010

related projects

Avatar Performance Stream
2007

CyberPowWow
1997 - 2001

awards

Ars Electronica
Digital Communities Honorable Mention
2018

Resisting Reduction Competition
2018

Trudeau Foundation
Fellowship
2014 - 2017

imagineNATIVE
Best New Media
2013

Ashoka
Changemakers Award
2012

Eiteljorg Museum
Fellowship
2011

imagineNATIVE
Best New Media
2010

imagineNATIVE
Best New Media
2009

imagineNATIVE
Best New Media Honorable Mention
2008

connect

Email: abtec@abtec.org

Telephone: 514 848 2424 x5935

walk-in: EV11.615 1515 St. Catherine West Montreal, QC, H3G 2W1

mailing: EV11.615 1455 blvd de Maisonneuve West Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8

Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace is headquartered in the Indigenous Futures Cluster at the Milieux Institute for Art, Culture and Technology, located at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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AbTeC: Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace

Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace: artists & academics researching & creating. We run Initiative

Progress on Skawennati’s upcoming installation, entitled Three Sisters: Reclaiming Abundance at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City, opening in June. The amazing corn was cast in soap by Corie Waugh. The fabulous stems were modelled by AbTeC Research Assistant Camelia Layachi – and printed by Amanda Williams. Skawennati holds felt experiments for beans before the team gathered to create a beans assembly line! #threesisters #corn #beans #squash ... See MoreSee Less
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