Aboriginal Youth Business Co-op

Aboriginal youth is always a top priority for our president, Darrick Baxter. That is why he was honoured by the opportunity to share his background and experiences in business with a group of students from the Aboriginal Youth Co-op from Children of the Earth high school in Winnipeg’s North End. After presenting on his success in business the students engaged in a group discussion about what it took for them to achieve their goals.

Within the past 2 years, the students have been taking after school classes where they learned how to start a business, as well as how to market and sell their crafts. The group, along with their art teacher Cynthia Flett heard about a rise in popularity for adult colouring books and used that knowledge to launch a successful campaign of their own.

COTE’s student Co-op initiative was recently featured on CBC News, CTV News and National Post for their work in creating and selling the first adult colouring book featuring traditional indigenous artwork, called Colour Me Serene. They learned about more about business and sales when they held an abORIGINAL art sale in association with Manitoba Cooperative Association and SEED. The proceeds of the sale went additional art supplies for the Co-op, as well as to the student artists.

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Interview on International Languages

During a recent visit and presentation at the Indigenous Language Institute Annual Symposium 2015, our president, Darrick Baxter had the opportunity to present on Technology and Languages. He was later interviewed by a Korean television news crew for KBS of South Korea. The interview on international languages allowed Darrick to share why technology is so important to preserving and revitalizing languages for Native American Tribes.

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Darrick Baxter sharing his insight into preserving and revitalizing native american languages.

Darrick talked about how language is important to the tribe and their environment. He also shared his observations on the differences between interior native tribes and coastal tribes.

The journalists were doing a story on their local dyeing languages in their local Korean villages.  The organizers shared insight into the dyeing languages within Korea’s smaller villages.

“It is our Ojibway culture to share what we have learned. In turn, we help preserve other cultures”

– Darrick Glen Baxter 2015, Language App Developer

 

Voice of America Language App Article

We are honoured to be featured in the Voice of America article on Native American Language Apps. Ogoki Learning has been creating language apps for our tribal brothers and sisters for over 5 years and how help over 30 tribes in Canada and the United States.

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Darrick Baxter talks about Apps to revitalize Native American Languages

“Its a wonderful honour to be featured in an article from Washington DC and have our apps featured to our tribal brothers and sisters”

Darrick Glen Baxter, Ogoki Learning Systems Inc.

Voice of America Native Tribal Language Apps article

This article was published the week of December 7th and features among other notable language crusaders, our CEO, Darrick G Baxter.

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Nez Perce Native Language app

Indian Country story on the Nez Perce Native Language App

The Nez Perce Language App Story is about the Nez Perce tribal lands span from the Western Idaho mountains to the foothills of Washington state to the west. They are a tribe with a rich history from Chief Joseph to Owhi  and Kamiakin. 

Read the Indian Country Article on the Nez Perce Language App.

Indian Country Nez Perce Story

 

The Nez Perce are now using technology to pass on their language and tell of their historic treaties and past to the young people. The Tribe of Idaho have a few Native Language Apps to teach their language in schools.

“The language program has a vast collection of words, phrases and dictionary that spans over thousands of years. We were honoured to help them create a language app and work with this tribe. I spent a week with the tribe creating a language app with over 1,000 words and phrases – it was the biggest project that I’ve ever undertaken. It was worth the time and effort. Everyone was happy with the result.”

– Darrick G Baxter, Ogoki Learning Systems Inc.

Nez Perce Storybook App for Android

This is a Nez Perce Language App for Android

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Nez Perce Language App Android Screenshot

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Main Screen of the Nez Perce Language app

Children's Language App Storybook for Android

Nez Perce Children’s Language App Storybook for Android – Members of the school colored pictures and made the story pages graphically.

Nez Perce History App for Android

Nez Perce Language App – About the people and history displayed here in the app.

 

“It’s really amazing that the tribe is using apps in the classroom for their native language immersion classes”

– Darrick G Baxter, Ogoki Learning Systems Inc.

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Language Innovation TED Talk

callustodayOgoki Learning Systems Inc has developed mobile technology that helps to revitalize Native American Languages. In a recent TEDx Event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Darrick Baxter the President of Ogoki told our App story from his personal perspective. Although the talk only lasted about 8 minutes, he talked about how language apps are changing the educational landscape.
During Darrick Baxter’s TED Talk, he describes the adversity and negative advice he received from industry experts in business who didn’t see value in creating language apps let alone giving them away for free. He goes on to say that “Those same people called me insane” when he announced he was releasing the source code for free.

Darrick Baxters TED Talk on Languages
Watch the full TEDx Winnipeg talk on YouTube

Language apps have allowed children to strengthen and learn their ancestral language. Darricks TEDx Winnipeg experience allowed him to present his work to a global audience. The video is now available on the TEDx Youtube channel.

Darrick had shared the TED stage with entrepreneurs, scientists and musicians.

Darrick has since presented at various conferences sharing his inspirational story and insight into successful App development techniques and strategies. For more information, use our contact form or send us a message via our Ogoki Facebook Page.

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