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Decolonizing Data and Canada's Energy Infrastructure

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, 12pm Pacific on Zoom

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ChinookX began as the Data Sovereignty for Indigenous Sovereignty seed project from ParTecK’17 and has evolved into ChinookX Technologies Ltd (CXT) and ChinookX Networks (CXN). CXT is an Indigenous owned company partnering with First Nations to build data centres and Indigenous Innovation Districts for piloting emerging clean energy technologies. CXN is a non profit conducting research into Indigenous consensus protocols and developing regulatory frameworks to link CXT network nodes. Lee will outline the evolution of the strategy and the implications of Indigenous assertion on the future of infrastructure in Canada.



Lee White


Thought leader and social impact innovator with a diverse global background. Independent  researcher, futurist and entrepreneur pioneering climate adaptation strategies. An early career in the  non-profit sector including national leadership roles for Outward Bound in Canada and South Africa has culminated in legacy work delivering adventure therapy programming to BC’s Youth Custody Centres. Unique expertise in complex conflict management has bridged into strategic advisory services and negotiations on behalf of First Nations for the past 15 years. Founder of ChinookX Technologies Ltd pioneering sovereign data with First Nations to drive clean energy innovation and economic reconciliation.