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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. Indigenous Rights in Canada  It’s easy...

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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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