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Indigenous Technology at Collision 2022

September 6, 2022 —   The Collision Conference is one of the largest tech events in the world, so Animikii was proud to send CEO Jeff Ward to present as a part of the “Truth and reconciliation: the path ahead” topic on June 21st, Indigenous Peoples Day.   “When I started the company in 2003, there weren’t a lot of Indigenous people in tech...

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Be The Change: What is a B Corp and Why it Matters

August 26, 2022 —   When a company says that it is doing the right thing, how can you know?   You can do your own research, but there is only so much to know from the outside looking in.   But what was there a window letting you peek in on how committed they are to the environment, social impact, and good working...

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How to Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

June 18, 2022 —   The Animikii team would like to wish you a happy National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022. June 21st is the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. It is a day that has had importance for Indigenous Peoples worldwide long before the modern calendar.   Last year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day was a difficult time for many. Many were...

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Data Privacy: How Information About You is Collected and What You Can Do About It

April 4, 2022 — Do you ever think about how much your technology knows about you?  Your cell phone, smart devices, and even your vehicle gather information about you without you noticing it. You might even get a funny feeling your smartphone is listening to you.   But, what is there to worry about, and is it worth the hassle? What can you do to...

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International Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022 — This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating some of the most inspirational women that the Animikii team has ever worked with.  The Auntie Up! podcast is a celebration of Indigenous women talking about the important stuff. Jolene Banning, Kim Wheeler, and Tanya Talaga host this show, and describe themselves as “Aunties who never back down.” About the Aunties Jolene Banning...

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Our 5 Fave Family-Focused B Corps

February 21, 2022 —   Being a B Corp can mean many different things. At Animikii we are proud of our social impact in the community and the programs and opportunities in place for our Thunderbirds. This Family Day, we are showcasing fellow B Corps that do important things for the families that matter to them, including their customers, community members, and employees.  Consider...

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Our Top 10 Oscar-worthy Nominees

February 12, 2022 —   Global Movie Day takes place each year on the second Saturday of February. To celebrate Global Movie Day this year we asked our fellow Thunderbirds to give us their picks for some popular Oscar categories - with a twist! Have a look at which Indigenous Actress’, Actors, Writers, Producers  and industry game changers we would nominate!  And the Oscar...

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Jeff Ward and Animikii featured by The Globe and Mail

February 7, 2022 — Animikii Founder and CEO Jeff Ward shared his insights with The Globe and Mail's Karl Moore and Wahiakatste Diome-Deer on driving change for Indigenous Peoples through technology.  Jeff touched on his career path and the inspiration that led to founding Animikii in 2003. Fast forward to 2022, Animikii has hired our 35th Thunderbird and began preparing for a year of exciting...

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The 6 Best Coffees to Try in 2022

January 18, 2022 — January 18 is National Gourmet Coffee Day. Since a good cup of java holds a special place in the heart of many of our staff, we want to give you our hot take on ones we think you should try in 2022! We've included both our favs, and ones we're looking forward to adding to our rotation! Know someone whose...

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2021 Scholarship Recipients

December 16, 2021 — Part of Animikii’s social impact mission is empowering the next generation of Indigenous changemakers in tech. In 2015, we launched our Technology and Entrepreneurship Scholarships for Indigenous Youth. These scholarships provide  $500 in funding to each recipient for books, tuition, or supplies for post-secondary education. Learn more about the 2021 Technology and Entrepreneurship scholarship winners below!   Technology Scholarship Jaden...

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10 Indigenous Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

December 9, 2021 —   The holiday season is in full swing, and many of us will still be on the hunt for some gifts for friends and family. This December, consider buying from Indigenous-owned vendors for unique offerings from across Turtle Island and beyond.  This list includes picks straight from the Animikii team, plus companies that we love for their social impact focus...

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National Authors' Day 2021

November 1, 2021 —   November 1st is National Authors' Day. At Animikii, this means an opportunity to celebrate Indigenous authors from across Turtle Island.  Here is a list of some of the best books by Indigenous authors recommended for you by the team at the Animikii. You’ll find psychological horror, history, and new perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation in this collection.  Know someone...

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