Indigenous Leadership in Technology Survey

The purpose of this survey is to support the advancement of Indigenous leadership and opportunities in the tech and innovation sector. Your input through this survey will help the First Nations Technology Council capture important information that will inform a strategy for future investment into programs for Indigenous people in BC in technology.
The Technology Council’s approach to research is to gain a holistic understanding of realities faced by Indigenous people, and in particular to bring silent voices to life. We incorporate principles that ensure power and voice are appropriately and respectfully placed in the hands of our communities. These principles shape how this survey was developed and shared, and how the survey data will be stored and used.
Respecting community knowledge is critical. The information you share is understood as community knowledge that belongs to you. The Technology Council will store and care for the data. It will inform regional reports that can be used by communities and inform provincial strategies, but your information will remain anonymous. The data will not be used for any other purpose. At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to receive regular updates on the Project, including a link to the final survey report, which will be made available on the Technology Council’s website following the completion of the Project.

This work is guided by Indigenous communities from start to finish. It is important for the Technology Council to ensure that this work leads to positive outcomes for communities and future generations. To this end, this survey is designed to produce actionable recommendations that will benefit Indigenous communities across BC.
Your participation in this survey is greatly valued and voluntary. You are welcome to answer or skip any questions. You can also end the survey at any time. The survey is expected to take an average of fifteen minutes to complete.
If you would like to be entered into a draw to receive prizes please include your contact informationin the appropriate field below. The information you provide will be kept separate from survey responses.
This survey includes brief questions related to racism, residential schools, and policing, which may lead to difficult feelings. The questions related to these topics are all multiple choice. If you feel like you could use emotional support, there are phone numbers you can call to access support:
KUU-US Crisis Line Society
First Nations and Aboriginal specific 24/7 crisis line based in Port Alberni and serving the entire province.  Toll-free: 1-800-588-8717 – Youth Line: 250-723-2040 – Adult Line: 250-723-4050.
Indian Residential School Crisis Line
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services. You can also get information on how to get other health supports from the Government of Canada. Toll-free: 1-866-925-4419.
  • Tech/Technology: For the purpose of this survey, tech or technology refers to the application of techniques, skills, methods or processes used, particularly as they relate to digital technologies.
Summary of survey sections
  • Opportunities and demographic information       
  • Access to technology             
  • Current education and employment status and interest  
  • Barriers to tech opportunities         
  • Reasons to choose or reject a job    
  • Opportunities for training, mentorship or careers 
  • Closing questions      

*2) What is the nearest city or town to where you live?