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How can we build bridges between Indigenous and scientific knowledge?

This first episode of the Raccords podcast considers the challenges of combining Indigenous and scientific knowledge in order to accelerate social and ecological solutions to climate change. 

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British Columbia First Nation addresses digital divide

A new broadband network established by the Klemtu First Nation in Klemtu, B.C. aims to connect residents, generate social, professional and economic opportunities, and foster community resilience. 


Indigenous-led company AppDigenous is creating accessible smart cities, one app at a time

Melissa Lunney, a Smart Cities Challenge Finalist, shares the creation process for the app Doorable.


Using canoes and virtual reality, local project explores Indigenous traditions

A project funded by the provost's Grand Challenges Research brings Indigenous communities together while advancing science and technology.


Demystifying Digital Storage Solutions for Indigenous Data Sovereignty

This article examines some data storage technologies that can be useful for Indigenous organizations moving towards data sovereignty.


Indigenous Architecture in Canada: A Step Towards Reconciliation

Using architecture as a tool for reconciliation could lead to social change when engaging in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action.


Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science

Emma Bruyere, a grade 9 student narrates Ojibway version of Experimental Lakes Area video on mercury research and hopes to spread awareness about her language.


Civic-Indigenous 7.0

On October 9, 2019, 16 people from diverse expertises and worldviews gathered in Toronto to explore socio-ecological pathways that weave civic and Indigenous imaginations to better support current and future generations. 


Canada should look towards Indigenous population for its tech talent needs, leaders say

While many organizations look overseas for talent to bridge the skills gap in the Canadian tech industry, Indigenous leaders are calling on businesses to invest in the country’s growing Indigenous population.


Indigenous technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination

Groups like the First Nations Technology Council are helping equip communities to join the rapidly growing field.


Inuit Food Insecurity in Canada

Addressing food insecurity in Inuit communities is a complex challenge.


Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

The Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative is based on the idea that the best solutions come from those who live the problem every day. The Initiative aims to tap into this understanding and inspire Indigenous peoples to propose and develop effective solutions. 


The power of Data

When thinking about improving health in a community, data is not necessary the first thing to come to mind. But when well used, it can help communities influence change and provides them with a way into the conversation about how they want to effect that change.


Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with new app

Siku app allows users to share info about dangerous conditions, wildlife sightings and hunting stories.


Can Indigenous culture ever coexist with urban planning?

More and more acknowledgement of Indigenous “ownership” of lands is done. But does it really grant them with some determination over the lands upon which cities are built?


Indigenous Innovation Webinar

In Canada, Indigenous Peoples have always been inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs and they still provide unique solutions and perspectives to present-day challenges and opportunities.


Indigenous Women in Tech

Most of the time Indigenous women in the tech industry are the only woman in the room and almost always the only Indigenous woman. As they are under-represented in the tech industry Animikii made a list of women who are changing the field.


Tealbook to Help Establish AI-Powered Indigenous Entrepreneur Community

As a new virtual marketplace and community (Tealbook) is set to launch soon, it is working to help Indigenous entrepreneurs to have equal access to procurement contracts.


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

Largest investment of its kind into an Indigenous technology social enterprise. Investment led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners with additional financing from BDC.


Group will use $10M prize to teach tech skills across Nunavut

Pinnguaq partnership to create a network of makerspace hubs in communities.