The First Peoples Innovation Centre seeks to be a standard-bearer for innovative social initiatives, in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous people collaborate to promote and realize the full potential of First Peoples, in a context of authentic and continuing reconciliation.
To help foster and support social and technological innovation by and with Indigenous people, both in cities and their communities, with a focus on promoting and encouraging pride in Indigenous identity.
In pursuit of our strategic directions, the FPIC draws on our fundamental values of:
The FPIC seeks to try out new approaches and act as a catalyst for the transfer of knowledge.
Pride in identity
The FPIC believes that people who are proud of their identity are the most likely to succeed and push their limits.
Social and cultural diversity
Although First Peoples are the authors and beneficiaries of the FPIC’s work, we believe that authentic and continuing reconciliation is enriched and aided by remaining open to others.
The First Peoples Innovation Centre works with individuals of all backgrounds who strive for Indigenous social transformation. We welcome anyone who wants to use their skills, knowledge and creativity to serve Indigenous communities or help tackle their challenges.
The FPIC’s partners are located in both Indigenous communities and urban areas.
1) Indigenous communities
- Band councils
- Organizations and individuals that want to implement innovative projects
2) Schools and school boards
The FPIC offers to help schools and schools boards organize the following activities:
- ONAKI Circles
- FabLab ONAKI
- Cultural and outreach activities
- Indigenous cuisine workshops