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

September 26, 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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Animikii is Named the BCAF's 2019 Business of the Year!

September 6, 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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Songhees Nation Website Launch

September 5, 2019 — We are so excited to finally be able to announce the launch of the new and improved Songhees Nation website! We are so honoured and grateful to have had the privilege to design and create the official website for the Nation on which we live and work. The design and development of this new site was a true partnership between the...

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Decolonizing Digital: The Future is Indigenous

August 30, 2019 — This post is part of a series setting the context for Indigenous Data Sovereignty. Our last post, Decolonizing Digital: Data’s Role in Indigenous Data Sovereignty, discussed how Indigenous and Western ways of understanding have not been treated equally. This post explains why this is unjust and dangerous to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.  Defining and Achieving Indigenous...

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Native Education College Website Launch

August 15, 2019 — We are excited to announce the launch of our latest website project for the Native Education College (NEC)! We love how this new site not only highlights the amazing programs and staff at NEC but also the accomplishments of their long list of successful students and alumni. The development of this new site was a true collaboration between the NEC...

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Indigenous Innovators: Amplifying Indigenous Voices

August 15, 2019 — Darian Sampare, Website Developer Intern at Animikii, talks with Jen and Dakota about the challenges and benefits of entering the tech sector as an Indigenous person. Even today, there are substantial barriers for Indigenous students and young people who are thinking about entering the tech sector. We discuss these barriers and also explore some of the benefits of technology for...

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Indigenous Innovators: Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs

July 26, 2019 — Jace Meyer, Lead for Indigenous Entrepreneurs at Shopify, talks with Jen about the benefits, barriers, and tools available for Indigenous entrepreneurs on Turtle Island. Through technology, entrepreneurs can now sell their creations from anywhere in the world to a global audience using online platforms. This shift to online commerce is something that this episode's guest, Jace Meyer, is intimately aware...

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Decolonizing Digital: Data’s Role in Indigenous Data Sovereignty

July 23, 2019 — This post is part of a series setting the context for Indigenous Data Sovereignty. Last post we discussed what’s happening in Indigenous spaces today and introduced a different way of thinking about data. Today, we’ll dig a little deeper. One of the key issues in Indigenous resurgence is ensuring that what we do does not further enable colonial interests, albeit...

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Animikii Raises $1M to Scale Social Impact Through Indigenous Technology

June 18, 2019 — Largest investment of its kind into an Indigenous technology social enterprise. Investment led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners with additional financing from BDC. Animikii is excited to announce that it has successfully raised $1 million in financing from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners (Raven) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The funds will be used to further build out...

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Decolonizing Digital: Empowering Indigeneity Through Data Sovereignty

June 17, 2019 — This post is part of our Decolonizing Digital series setting the context for Indigenous Data Sovereignty. Last post we dove into the past, now we look at what's happening today. Note to Reader: Terms like traditional knowledge don’t encompass the complex and nuanced web of spiritual, cultural, scientific, and abstract understandings found in Indigenous worldviews. There’s no word or phrase...

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