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Celebrating over 10 years of Denise Williams’ leadership at the First Nations Technology Council

Celebrating over 10 years of Denise Williams’ leadership at the First Nations Technology Council

Celebrating over 10 years of Denise Williams’ leadership at the First Nations Technology Council   July 13, 2022 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) After over a decade of outstanding leadership at the First Nations Technology Council, CEO, Denise Williams, is moving on from her role with the organization in the fall…
Why The Time For Indigenous-led Innovation In Tech Is Now, And How To  Support It

Why The Time For Indigenous-led Innovation In Tech Is Now, And How To Support It

Why The Time For Indigenous-led Innovation In Tech Is Now, And How To Support It Since time immemorial, our peoples have used and advanced various types of technology to communicate with each other, access information, and care for our communities and the environment. In today’s rapidly changing world, society has become increasingly reliant on digital…
How you can support Digital Skills Training in British Columbia

How you can support Digital Skills Training in British Columbia

How you can support Digital Skills Training in British Columbia Currently, only 1.2% of the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector’s employees identify as Indigenous in what is currently called Canada; however, Indigenous Peoples make up 4.9% of the national population. How can we greatly increase Indigenous participation and leadership in the ICT sector? It starts…
First Nations Technology Council Launches Digital Skills Bursary Fund for Indigenous Learners

First Nations Technology Council Launches Digital Skills Bursary Fund for Indigenous Learners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2021 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) Today, The First Nations Technology Council launched the Digital Skills Bursary Fund designed to help Indigenous learners and innovators access digital skills training opportunities that will increase participation and leadership in Canada’s tech sector and economy. This new Bursary Fund…

First Nations Technology Council Co-Creating Strategy to Achieve Digital Equity for Indigenous Peoples 

First Nations Technology Council Co-Creating Strategy to Achieve Digital Equity for Indigenous Peoples 

First Nations Technology Council Co-Creating Strategy to Achieve Digital Equity for Indigenous Peoples  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2021 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Technology Council has launched work on a Strategy to achieve digital equity for all Indigenous Peoples. "I am so pleased to announce that after a decade of effort to position…
First Nations Technology Council Advancing Reconciliation By Decolonizing Corporate Systems

First Nations Technology Council Advancing Reconciliation By Decolonizing Corporate Systems

First Nations Technology Council Advancing Reconciliation By Decolonizing Corporate Systems FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2021 (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Technology Council has launched a new project to advance reconciliation by decolonizing corporate systems and transforming the innovation, technology, and technology-enabled sectors both provincially and nationally.   “The…
First Nations Technology Council Hosts Information Session on Project Seeking to Increase Indigenous Leadership in Technology

First Nations Technology Council Hosts Information Session on Project Seeking to Increase Indigenous Leadership in Technology

First Nations Technology Council Hosts Information Session on Project Seeking to Increase Indigenous Leadership in Technology (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) – The First Nations Technology Council is hosting a live Information Session on July 19, 2021, at 2:00 pm PST, as part of the multi-phase project to better understand access and…
(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Technology Council community stands in grief and solidarity with the profound number of people and communities affected by this horrific tragedy. We mourn the loss of the 215 innocent lives taken at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

First Nations Technology Council Statement on the Remains of 215 Children Discovered at the Former Kamloops Indian Residential School

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) The First Nations Technology Council community stands in grief and solidarity with the profound number of people and communities affected by this horrific tragedy. We mourn the loss of the 215 innocent lives taken at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

First Nations Technology Council announces partnership with digital learning company BrainStation

First Nations Technology Council announces partnership with digital learning company BrainStation

The First Nations Technology Council is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with BrainStation that will see Indigenous students succeed in fields such as data science, web development and UX/ UI design. Through the Futures in Innovation and Technology program, 12 seats each year will be held for Indigenous students across all BrainStation programs.…

Indigenous people seeking digital equity as BC enshrines UN Declaration into provincial law

Indigenous people seeking digital equity as BC enshrines UN Declaration into provincial law

The First Nations Technology Council applauds the BC Government for becoming the first province in Canada to enshrine the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People into legislation. Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples act, is a major milestone on the path to reconciliation with Indigenous people in BC in…