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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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Animikii at Indigenous Career Fair at The University of Victoria

October 15, 2019 — On October 15, 2019, Animikii Thunderbird’s, Chuck, Jen and Robyn attended the Indigenous Career Fair at The University of Victoria in the First People House on the unceded Lekwungen traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. The day was broken up into two events: the Career Fair and the Mock Interview Clinic. The Career Fair portion of the...

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Animikii at Revolution & Resilience: Anti-Racism and Decolonization Workshop

October 10, 2019 — On October 10th and 11th, 2019, Animikii Thunderbird Jeff Doctor attended the Revolution & Resilience: Anti-Racism and Decolonization Workshop hosted by the Student Open Forum Against Racism, in collaboration with the UVSS Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) and the UVic Native Students Union and the Anti-Violence Project on the the unceded territories of the Lekwungen (Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth,...

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Jeff is one of Business in Vancouver’s 2019 Top 40 under 40!

September 19, 2019 — Animikii's fearless leader Jeff Ward has been announced as a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2019 40 under 40 Awards! Business in Vancouver continues to highlight the achievements of BC's young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the 40 under 40 distinctions. Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and...

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