Our CEO named “100 Most Fascinating Manitobans for 2017”

Our President & CEO, Darrick Baxter recently named as Virgin Radio’s Hot 103 Top 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans for 2017. Read Darricks thoughts on being recognized locally.

Darrick, A Global Innovator

Its important to be recognized locally for your efforts and global innovations.  Many people still don’t know how local technology companies are shaping the global innovation landscape.

Ogoki Learning Inc. established in 2016 and began with only a handful of language apps – The Ojibway People and Language App was our first app on iTunes and was only available for the iPad. Now you can download the Ojibway App on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Apple TV.

Ogoki’s Work includes over 130 Apps World Wide

We have since helped our North American clients with over 130 Language Apps and games. Clients in Canada and the United States have reached out to learn more about how to revitalize their ancestral languages and Ogoki Learning Inc. are experts in the field of App Development and Language Learning.

Manitoba’s Thriving Technology Industry

Winnipeg and other Manitoba companies contribute a growing part of inventions and advancements in designing technology, advancements in medicine and education.  Manitoba has a thriving and talented innovation network that contributes to advancements in all areas of global technology, design, and education.

“It’s exciting! It’s really a huge honour to be recognized locally and to be mentioned among so many great Canadians. Our accomplishments as a team at Ogoki (Ogoki Learning Inc.) far outweigh what I could ever do individual  so its important for me to share my success with my team.” – Darrick Baxter, December 2017

Winnipeg first heard the news in late November 2017 when local radio personality Ace Burpee mentioned Darricks work during a morning show. Darrick’s friends where listing and took to social media.  It wasn’t long before they let Darrick know about the honourable mention.

“I remember, I was preparing for a speaking engagement in Toronto, Ontario when I was given the news. Iris Lauzon, another entrepreneur shared the news with me.  I couldn’t have been more excited. To be recognized and to get the news from a fellow entrepreneur was exciting.  We have a great family of business people here in Manitoba.” – Darrick Baxter

For more information on Ogoki Learning Inc or to request a quote for your next App Development project, send us a Request for Quote Today.




Guest Speaker at Honouring Our Language Educator Workshops

Our president, Darrick Baxter (@baxter204) has confirmed that he will be presenting a workshop at the Honouring our Language Educator Workshop in Winnipeg Manitoba.  He will be presenting on Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom.

Native American Language Apps

Language Apps in the Classroom Workshop

Workshop Description
Title: Making Language Apps
Watch an Indigenous App Developer show you how to make a Language App in minutes. Making a Language App is easy and exciting! During this workshop, you can  watch and talk about language apps for the classroom. Ogoki Learning specializes in Language Apps. During this workshop, our expert will explain the importance of making a great Language App for your classroom. Bring a USB because all our workshop attendees will receive our free source code. Yes, audio and video recording is allowed during our workshop.
By: Ogoki Learning Inc. Darrick Baxter

Endangered Native American Languages using Games to Teach

New Language Game Teaching Youth to Speak Nakota

The Nakota language is one endangered Native American language that is making a comeback in local Saskatchewan schools this year.  The Nakota Language App is teaching young people to speak and use Nakota words and phrases for everyday items.  “This game uses everyday objects and phrases to teach Nakota children how to identify objects in Nakota. it’s (Nakota Language App) a really fun way to learn the language” – Darrick Baxter.

The App was created by Ogoki Learning Inc., an indigenous company from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation with an office in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Ogoki Learning has created or helped with over 120 iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows desktop apps over the past 3 years. Their creations have been regularly featured on the front page of Apple iTunes Canada for the past year with 9 Apps featured in 2017 alone.

Nakota is an Endangered Language

With only a hand full of Nakota language speakers left in Canada – it was difficult to create an app of this magnitude.  It was important that we created an app that used “everyday words” that children use every day.  The building blocks of any Native language is basic words and phrases that are commonly used in everyday vocabulary.  The leaner is able to build their vocabulary from a  core set and basic understanding to a more knowledgeable and insightful command of the Nakota Language.

The Nakota app is teaching a core set of words and phrases. Download the iPhone/iPad version of the Nakota Language App Today!

Syllabics App Keyboard iPhone and iPad