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Explore the complex world of Indigenous technology, innovation, and data sovereignty through Animikii's Insights. With a unique lens on issues crucial to Indigenous Nations, communities, and organizations, our Insights serve as an indispensable guide. Dive into articles, reports, and thought-provoking commentary.

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

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...

EcoStar 2019 Awards - Winner in Technology Excellence

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...

Demystifying Digital Storage Solutions for Indigenous Data Sovereignty

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...

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

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...

Decolonizing Digital: The Future is Indigenous

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.

Decolonizing Digital: Data’s Role in Indigenous Data Sovereignty

One of the key issues in Indigenous resurgence is ensuring that what we do does not further enable colonial interests, albeit by different means. This may entail taking a seemingly radical departure from expectations of both governance and data itself.

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

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).

Announcing Our 2018 Technology Scholarship for Indigenous Youth Winner, Cheyenne Boulrice

Photo Credit: Cheyenne Boulrice, from a canoe trip with Thessalon First Nation. Congratulations to Cheyenne Boulrice, our 2018 winner of Animikii’s Technology Scholarship for Indigenous Youth! Cheyenne is from Thessalon First Nation in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and is in her third year of the Natural Environment Technologist program at Sault College....

Building Trust Before Truth: How Non-Indigenous Canadians Become Allies

It’s often said before there can be Reconciliation, there must be Truth. I would challenge that, even before Truth, there must be Trust. Trust built within the allied relationship to hear, respect, and honour the Truth.