Digital Mi’kmaq is a groundbreaking new initiative led by Ulnooweg, that aims to bridge the digital divide faced by Indigenous children.
Currently, less than a quarter of one per cent of Indigenous professionals work in fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math. Yet these statistics have nothing to do with an lack of interest or the capacities of Indigenous children in pursuing digital fields in STEM. Rather, they speak more directly to the lack of digital access and qualitative educational programming available to children living on reserves today.
To address this, Ulnooweg, one of Canada’s most respected Indigenous run organizations, has created a unique, integrated, educational initiative known as Digital Mi’kmaq.
With Indigenous people as the fastest growing demographic now constituting Canada's future workforce extending digital skills, educational resources and opportunities is crucial, not only for Indigenous communities, but for the economic well being of Canada