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Animikii formally registered in Edmonton by founder Jeff Ward.
Content management system (CMS) was built to make it easier for Animiki clients to edit their own websites.
Headquarters moved from Edmonton to Vancouver Island.
Animikii’s CMS launched to the public as “YikeSite” and launched globally.
YikeSite reseller program launches and other agencies resell the CMS to their own clients.
Animikii’s founder, Jeff Ward, awarded the title National Aboriginal Role Model.
Launch of San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety online training platform.
Animikii awarded “Aboriginal Business of The Year” by the BC Achievement Foundation in the 1-2 person category by the BC Achievement Foundation.
Animikii partners with YikeSite’s largest customer to form YikeSoftware Inc.
Jeff Ward is a Statement Gatherer with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and attends 5 National Statement Gathering events.
Animikii Scholarship begins.
Animikii Team grows to four full-time staff members.
Animikii begins the campaign to MAKE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY A STATUTORY HOLIDAY.
Animikii became certified as a B Corp ("Benefit Corporation") by B Labs.
The launch of Animikii’s first Social Impact Report.
Certified as an Aboriginal Business by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Indigenous Innovators series is launched!
Indian Horse Film project kick-off!
Partnered with Songhees Nation to develop the Songhees Innovation Centre. Animikii moves in and becomes the first anchor tenant.
Animikii team grows to 8 full-time staff with an extended team of 15.
Jeff Ward joins the APTN Board of Directors.
Songhees Youth Leadership Robotics Camp hosted by Animikii.
#Next150 campaign, app, and website launched for the Indian Horse Film.
Animikii grows to 11 full-time team members.
Indigenomics Institute 10 to Watch
Indigenous Innovators website launches
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR - 11+ person enterprise by the BC Achievement Foundation
TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE - EcoStar Award
Impact Circle - Our social impact goals are led by our values and set by our team.
1 Million Milestone reached in 2019.