indigenize.tech is a new way forward
Indigenous peoples are underemployed at almost double the rate of mainstream Canadians. Leading Canadian tech companies report shortages of local talent as their primary barrier to growth. We are facing problems that together we can solve.
Welcome to indigenize.tech.
We are a group of technical colleges, agencies, and startups who believe we have an obligation and opportunity in Canada in taking steps to assist in building capacity within our Indigenous communities so we may all better take part in the technology economy.
In the Calls to Action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, they ask the corporate sector to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework.
In the UNDRIP, Article 21 states that:
Indigenous peoples have the right, without discrimination, to the improvement of their economic and social conditions, including, inter alia, in the areas of education, employment, vocational training and retraining, housing, sanitation, health and social security.
States shall take effective measures and, where appropriate, special measures to ensure continuing improvement of their economic and social conditions. Particular attention shall be paid to the rights and special needs of indigenous elders, women, youth, children and persons with disabilities.