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Indigenous Design: Beyond Medicine Wheels, Ox Carts, & Inukshuks

February 15, 2019 — Why you should think twice about using cultural and spiritual symbols in your graphic design. We must be more careful when using cultural symbols in logos and brands. By using the feather, the Infinity Symbol, the Inukshuk, and the Medicine Wheel for every type of Indigenous organization, the meaning and the teachings behind our symbols are being diluted, lost, or...

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Animikii Volunteers at the Moose Hide Campaign’s 8th Annual Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting

February 14, 2019 — On February 13, Animikii team members Jen, Robyn, and Dakota were honoured to volunteer at the 8th Annual Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting for the Moose Hide Campaign. Volunteering at this gathering is part of our Giving Back program, where we support Indigenous businesses and organizations that strive to benefit Indigenous communities and peoples across Turtle Island. Animikii has...

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7 Ways to Incorporate Reconciliation into Your Business

February 8, 2019 — The greatest barrier of engaging businesses in Reconciliation is the idea that participating in Reconciliation is optional. It’s not. However, what works for one company may not work for another. The purpose of this article is to expose you to the resources and ideas behind Reconciliation and provide suggestions on how to incorporate Reconciliation and it's principles into your business....

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7 Indigenous Non-Profits to Check Out this #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2018 — For #GivingTuesday2018, we’d like to highlight some of the amazing charities and non-profits we’ve had the opportunity to speak and work with throughout the years. We hope that you’ll consider contributing to these organizations as their causes are worthwhile and the people in charge of them are some of the most talented, giving, and passionate people we’ve ever had the...

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How a National Indigenous Statutory Day Came to Be

September 30, 2018 — With the federal government’s recent announcement to create a new stat holiday to honour Residential School Survivors, this #OrangeShirtDay we wanted to offer additional context for those who may have only recently heard about this for the first time. Contrary to what you may believe, there has been discussion around an Indigenous-focused day dating back to the 1940s. While there...

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Canada's #Next150 Years Will Start With A Territory Acknowledgement

January 29, 2018 — Today, along with our partners at Screen Siren Pictures Inc., Hello Cool World, and other members of the Indian Horse film team, we’ve launched a new project called #Next150. What Is The #Next150? #Next150 is a campaign/web app that is designed to provide a pathway to follow for those people in Canada who want to engage in Reconciliation, but who don’t know what...

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Top 20 Indigenous News River Articles of 2017

December 31, 2017 — Every day, we curate Indigenous-focused news, articles and resources to share on social media and our website. We then select several articles to highlight and send out a weekly digest to subscribers of our Indigenous News River. Here's a look back at 2017's most-clicked articles by readers of our last 52 weekly e-mail newsletters. These aren't necessarily the year's top news stories...

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Scholarship Guide For Indigenous Students: Part Two

October 26, 2017 — Eligibility First things first: once you’ve found an award that you’d like to apply for, you should get really familiar with the eligibility criteria for the scholarship, bursary, grant or award. While some awards will be “flexible” and may select winners who fall outside of those criteria if they have low application numbers, realistically, it might not be worth your time...

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For Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack

October 20, 2017 — The new Downie Wenjack Fund website is live now - find it at: https://www.downiewenjack.ca/  Today the new Downie Wenjack Fund website launches; it’s a bittersweet feeling for Animikii. Our team has been proud to work with this organization over the last year, and especially over the last few months as we’ve developed this innovative new site. But the timing of the...

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Jeff Ward on Indigenous Innovation at TEDx

October 17, 2017 — Indigenous Peoples are the original inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs of these lands, who provide unique solutions and perspectives to present-day challenges and opportunities. This talk was given at a TEDxRoyalRoadsU, using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Canada's Creation Story is being Rewritten in Real Time  In this moment, we’re living in a time where Canada’s...

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