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16 Tools to Ease the Transition to Remote Work for Indigenous Organizations

March 25, 2020 — Amidst these uncertain times, we at Animikii wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you, your families, and your businesses during this turbulent time. It’s important to ensure we take care of ourselves, our families, our Elders, and ensure critical services continue to be available to those that need them. To do our part to empower those...

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Wings of a Bird: Managing Polarity as an Indigenous Social Enterprise

March 18, 2020 — As an Indigenous social enterprise and digital agency, we need to manage — what may often seem like — contradictory and opposing concepts, worldviews, and ideas that are challenging to navigate in our day-to-day work. Some of these include: Indigenous Worldview ←→ Dominant Worldview Hierarchical Leadership ←→ Organic Teamwork Structured Work ←→ Personal Autonomy Social Impact ←→ Business Operations Preserve...

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Decolonizing Digital: Developing Indigenous Digital Innovation

March 17, 2020 — In the last articles in this series, we talked about four elements of digital decolonization: Indigenous Peoples are still here, they are global actors, they have specific rights, and these elements are woven throughout Indigenous Data Sovereignty to support self-determination. This post illustrates the core issues that software developers need to consider when creating Indigenous Data Sovereignty technology. This list...

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Animikii's Team Gatherings 2019

December 23, 2019 — Every year Animikii convenes the entire team where all of our local and remote team members gather in Victoria for a week of coworking, reflection, and fun. This year Animikii has had a total of four team team gatherings including 3 retreats and 1 big team-wide trip to Vancouver to receive the Indigenous Business Award.

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Animikii at the Indigenous Business Planning Course

December 18, 2019 — On October 23, 2019, Animikii partnered with the Songhees Innovation Centre to launch a free 8-week Indigenous Business Planning course. Thunderbird Sam assisted in hosting the Entrepreneurship Course at the Songhees Innovation Centre on the unceded traditional territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) Peoples. We caught up with Sam on the completion of the Indigenous Business Planning course to see how...

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EcoStar 2019 Awards - Winner in Technology Excellence

November 21, 2019 — Thunderbirds Robyn and Jen represented Animikii at the 2019 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen Peoples also known as Victoria, BC. Animikii was nominated in both the Social Impact and Technology Excellence categories and we are excited to share that Animikii has won in the Technology Excellence category! Shoutout to Cheekbone Beauty and Native Northwest for making us look...

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Demystifying Digital Storage Solutions for Indigenous Data Sovereignty

November 8, 2019 — The movement towards Indigenous Data Sovereignty is important because Indigenous Peoples have long been measured and classified by governments according to colonial interests. It is time to put the control over how and what is measured back into the hands of Indigenous Peoples. This article will not attempt to tackle the more challenging political aspects of Indigenous Data Sovereignty (see...

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Decolonizing Digital: Our Data is Our Right

November 4, 2019 — This post is part of a series setting the context for Indigenous Data Sovereignty. In our last post, Decolonizing Digital: The Future is Indigenous, we discussed two of four elements for decolonizing the digital space; Indigenous Peoples are still here and Indigenous Peoples are key players in global issues. This post will explore Indigenous rights and how Indigenous Data Sovereignty is...

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Orange Shirt Day 2019

October 30, 2019 — Every year at Animikii, we support #OrangeShirtDay, for many different reasons. This year, we made a video to tell you what those reasons are. 

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Animikii is Named the BCAF's 2019 Business of the Year!

October 17, 2019 — We are incredibly honoured and excited to announce that we have been named the 2019 BC Indigenous Business Awardee for Business of the Year in the 11+ person enterprise category! We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate everyone else who was honoured in 2019, including the Salish Seaside RV Haven, who won the Industry Business...

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