Indigena Solutions (Indigena) was founded in 2011 through a business relationship between Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN), Accenture and CAPE Fund.
In June of 2016 Talon-Sky Ventures LP (TSVLP) became the majority owner of Indigena Solutions. Talon-Sky Ventures LP is owned and managed by Justin George and Leonard George, both former Chiefs of Tsleil-Waututh First Nation in North Vancouver, B.C. (pronounced Slay-wah-tuth) and Rueben George, a Nation member and a Sun Dance Chief. All three individuals bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion regarding building healthy sustainable businesses such as Indigena, and creating healthy economies. In the words of Leonard George “We must become modern day hunters. Today, it is degrees, diplomas, education, business and strong cultural values that will shape our People for success.” Leonard George’s father, Chief Dan George, was an acclaimed Canadian actor nominated for many awards including an Oscar. Chief Dan George believed in education and believed his People will take their rightful place in society through business and education and by sharing culture in all aspects of life and business. Leonard, Justin and Rueben George will continue this legacy and build these values to grow Indigena Solutions.
Indigena is owned by Talon-Sky Ventures LP (51%) and CAPE Fund (49%). Accenture Canada continues to be a strategic partner of Indigena, providing delivery support services and access to Accenture knowledge systems to insure quality delivery to both Accenture’s client as well as the direct clients of Indigena.
Aligned with its business goals, Indigena’s purpose as a First Nations delivery centre is anchored in three priorities:
• Providing competitively priced high quality and onshore technology services for Canadian businesses.
• Enabling jobs that allow people to live and work on or close to First Nations territories.
• Leveraging technology to enable First Nations socio-economic development.
Accenture’s continuing support for Indigena’s success lies in the expertise and passion of the Accenture people who comprise Indigena’s delivery management team. As global leaders in management consulting, technology and outsourcing, Accenture’s leadership team provides guidance around the use of Accenture’s standard methodology, process and tools.
Indigena’s total workforce – the men and women who deliver value to clients and to their communities every day – embody an impressive array of depth and breadth of experience in technology platforms, tools, and business practices.
Indigena is already firmly implanted in Canada’s Aboriginal enterprise landscape with membership in key commercial supplier organizations.