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#60: Tech Inclusion and Indigenous Peoples

October 14th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Indigenous people often face an array of barriers to economic opportunity. Poverty, oppression and simple lack of access to the Internet service are among them. We'll talk about expanding opportunity through education, career preparation and extension of broadband to indigenous communities in Canada. What you'll hear applies to any population whose physical separation diminishes opportunity.

Guest Starring: Jace Meyer

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Jace Meyer – First Nations Technology Council
Turtle Island | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Jace uses the term "Turtle Island" at several points during the conversation. Here is a definition for those who aren't familiar with the term.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada