Including Indigenous people in your inclusion and diversity practices is meaningful, particularly in Canada where company policies need to address the issues raised in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action. One challenge is that each local situation is different, but companies can take some practical steps. Begin by employing skilled Indigenous people, nurturing Indigenous students and creating a relationship with your local Indigenous communities. Above all, educate yourself and your stakeholders. This short essay from Animikii, Inc., a Canadian Indigenous nonprofit, provides a simple, pragmatic template for taking honest, respectful and effective action.
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Animikii is a company that regards technology as an economic liberator toward Indigenous self-sufficiency. Its team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous innovators attempt to drive equitable outcomes for Indigenous Peoples.