Jeff Ward at SFU's FCAT Undergraduate Conference
Animikii's Jeff Ward had the distinct honour of being the Keynote Speaker at Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT) Undergraduate Conference (UGC).
FCAT UCG is a celebration and exploration of the diverse range of student work produced at SFU, where students came together to present 63 projects. An additional 230 faculty, staff, students, friends, alumni, and community members joined this interdisciplinary showcase of inspiring work.
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“It’s an exciting time for the Indigenous movement. We’ve begun a new era of Indigenous-settler relations and the long journey towards Reconciliation has just begun. Each and every one of us, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, has been called upon to honour the past, to do better, and to rise up. Warriors everywhere are rising up in the fight for equitable outcomes for Indigenous people. We at Animikii believe that our call-to-action is to support all of these warriors in their journey by using the tools available to us. Our answer to that call, our weapon and tool of choice, is technology.”
Jeff founded Animikii in 2003 and has orchestrated and managed its growth ever since. Everything Jeff does in business is geared towards uplifting his family, communities and Indigenous Peoples. He is Ojibwe and Métis, originally from Manitoba, and now lives and works in Victoria, BC on Lekwungen territory. Jeff is a web designer, software developer, author, and speaker. He also serves as a board member for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
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