Indigenous Winnipeg woman spearheads Your Voice is Power program

An Indigenous woman from Winnipeg has spearheaded the Your Voice is Power program, which will give high school students from across Canada the opportunity to learn how to code while remixing songs from Indigenous artists. The hip hop coding program, which is supported by Amazon Future Engineer, aims to promote equity and increase the number of Indigenous individuals working in the technology field. The program will teach coding skills to students from grades 7-12 as they engage with classroom topics such as residential schools and the 60s scoop. The website and materials are available in English, French, Ojibwe, and Inuktitut. Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Music, Taking it Global, Connected North, the University of British Columbia, and Code to Learn partnered to make the program relevant to Indigenous youth in Canada.

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