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Area of Expertise: Technology
"We have a young workforce of people who are born in Indigenous communities within the jurisdiction of Canada, but that’s the talent that’s not being drawn upon in the tech industry. "
Jarret is a member of Magnetawan First Nation located in southern Ontario, who is passionate about Indigenous economic development, technology, reconciliation, and building leadership capacity within the Indigenous community. Jarret has been recognized as a national Indigenous leader in Canada, as a recipient of the Sovereigns Medal of Honour, presented by the Governor General of Canada and one of the Huffington's Posts Top 3 Indigenous Millennials in Canada. Jarret is the founder of the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology, a non-profit organization that focuses on increasing Indigenous peoples in the technology sector and promoting innovation with an Indigenous lens. Jarret is highly involved within the Indigenous community as a board member for the Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, through volunteering as a Community Council Member with Aboriginal Legal Services in the area of restorative justice and is on the Board of Governors for OCAD University.