This social enterprise is building Indigenous ethical systems into digital tools — here’s what you can learn

Why It Matters

Building Indigenous value systems into the bedrock of an app allows an Indigenous developer or online community to practice digital sovereignty — meaningful control over their digital space that allows them to safely share their culture, language, and practices.

The social innovation ecosystem still doesn’t understand Indigenous innovation. This project is working to close the gap.

Why It Matters

The rate of new businesses in Indigenous communities is growing at five times the rate of non-Indigenous entrepreneurship. The size of the Indigenous business economy is expected to grow from $30 billion to $100 billion by 2025. If impact investors want in, they need a much deeper understanding of what makes up Indigenous innovation.

‘We’re in a values crisis’: An in-depth conversation with Carol Anne Hilton, author of Indigenomics

Why It Matters

COVID-19 is a health and social crisis, but it’s also an economic crisis. With record high unemployment and poverty rates, and all of this unfolding along gender, race, and other socioeconomic lines, many agree it’s time for a new, far more inclusive — and decolonized economic system. Could Indigenomics be it?

Full video: An in-depth conversation with Carol Anne Hilton, author of Indigenomics

Why It Matters

COVID-19 is a health and social crisis, but it’s also an economic crisis. With record high unemployment and poverty rates, and all of this unfolding along gender, race, and other socioeconomic lines, many agree it’s time for a new, far more inclusive — and decolonized economic system. Could Indigenomics be it?

‘It’s a dream come true’: Arctic Inspiration Prize offers $3 million to Northern projects

Why It Matters

Few opportunities exist for Northern-based non-profits or charities to secure funding for new projects. Those that do exist often have application or reporting requirements that make them inaccessible. The Arctic Inspiration Prize operates on a different model.

The First Nations Technology Council is on track to close this year. What will Canada lose?

Why It Matters

Few digital equity organizations are primarily aimed at Indigenous communities, and many live with poor or no access to reliable high-speed internet. The First Nations Technology Council not only works on improving access, but also training Indigenous technologists for the tech sector and beyond.