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Updates from the Technology Council and from the intersection of reconciliation and innovation.

Truth and Reconciliation in the Digital Age

July 9, 2018 — Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council

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PeaceTalks #37: Reconciliation through Indigenous Innovation

April 3, 2018 — Canada has not yet come to understand the powerful contribution Indigenous people have, and will continue to make, once access to digital and connected technologies is made possible and equitable. As the original innovators and technological experts on these territories since the time of our indigenous ancestors, we can only imagine what advancements will be designed and implemented by our...

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First Nations Technology Council and Royal Roads University celebrate partnership in education, innovation

February 23, 2018 — The First Nations Technology Council and Royal Roads University are pleased to announce a partnership to ensure Indigenous innovators can access tools and training to lead and thrive in the digital age. The partnership harnesses Royal Roads’ groundbreaking technology-enabled teaching and learning expertise to expand the Technology Council’s Foundations in Innovation and Technology (FiiT) Program from classroom to online delivery....

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Project Raven

December 1, 2017 — "Congratulations on your employment to the Project Raven students from Nakazdli."  

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First Nations to Access World-class Mobile and Residential Internet

December 23, 2016 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has declared broadband Internet a basic telecommunications service. This recent decision promises to connect First Nations communities, making a positive step forward in closing the digital divide. First Nations represent the most rural, remote and underserved communities in Canada. Internet access is far too often either unavailable or unaffordable. This leaves most First...

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FNTC Talks Tech: Innovation

December 8, 2016 — What might the world look like when lead by Indigenous innovation? The Technology Council talks to the innovative thinkers powering change in their communities.  

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Innovation

December 2, 2016 — A term that I hear and say at least a hundred times a day Being in a community of brilliant entrepreneurs, thought leaders and advocates for change is a constant reminder of what our collective capacity is to create, make better, live better—with more consciousness. This is not a small movement; it’s the trajectory that all of humanity must pursue...

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The First Nations Technology Council and Camp Tech Partnership

June 21, 2016 — The First Nations Technology Council and Camp Tech are pleased to announce a new partnership that will advance British Columbia’s Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy.  Through this partnership, space at every Camp Tech tech skills workshop in Vancouver will be saved for Indigenous participation at no cost. Camp Tech’s workshops are taught by leading industry professionals and provide expert insight...

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Bridging to Technology Development Strategy

April 16, 2016 — Launching a Province-Wide Initiative to Increase Indigenous Participation in BC's Technology Sector The First Nations Technology Council announces the launch of Bridging to Technology, the foundational program to BC's Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy. This innovative approach to skills development convenes key partners to create meaningful training, mentorship and job placement opportunities for Indigenous people in a knowledge-based and connected...

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Launching a Province-Wide Initiative

April 4, 2016 — Launching a Province-Wide Initiative to Increase Indigenous Participation in BC's Technology Sector The First Nations Technology Council announces the launch of Bridging to Technology, the foundational program to BC's Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy. This innovative approach to skills development convenes key partners to create meaningful training, mentorship and job placement opportunities for Indigenous people in a knowledge-based and connected...

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Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy

April 4, 2016 — Launching a Province-Wide Initiative to Increase Indigenous Participation in BC's Technology Sector COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The First Nations Technology Council announces the launch of Bridging to Technology, the foundational program to BC's Indigenous Technology Talent Development Strategy. This innovative approach to skills development convenes key partners to create meaningful training, mentorship and job placement opportunities for...

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First Nations Technology Council and Animikii Partner

December 15, 2015 — The First Nations Technology Council and Animikii Inc. partner to provide First Nations communities and organizations with innovative website development services and the skills to manage online presence easily and independently. Coast Salish Traditional Territory (Vancouver) - The First Nations Technology Council and Indigenous-owned web services company Animikii Inc. are pleased to announce a new partnership that offers affordable website...

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New Collaboration with the BC Technology for Learning Society

August 13, 2015 — The First Nations Technology Council is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the BC Technology for Learning Society. The First Nations Technology Council and the BC Technology for Learning Society are working together to provide affordable and reliable computers to First Nations communities across the province. Computers are available to schools, offices, homes, and individuals. BC Technology for Learning...

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