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About

We are redefining the Indigenous experience through tradition and innovation

We are an Indigenous technology company. Planting seeds of sovereignty in the digital era to empower Indigenous Peoples and our Nations. We are national leaders in dedicated Indigenous banking solutions, a truth center for digital Indigenous sovereign identity and data, community engagement, and election and voting services.  

We cultivate change to enhance our resiliency. We work to eliminate the pains of colonialism, systemic racism, and enable Indigenous sovereignty. 

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Serving First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit Peoples across Canada since 2014

270+ 
Nations served

370,000+
memberships managed

50,000+
digital votes have been cast

Indigenous Sovereign Identity and Data

We are a true center for Indigenous identity -  the only company offering secure digital sovereign identity and data solutions. OneFeather members and Nations own the rights to their data. We provide tools to protect their data and create opportunities that improve access to Indigenous rights. OneFeather account holders have quick access to various services with one single login - and direct control over what data they share and with whom. 

Sustainable Clean Technology

Sustainability has 3 pillars: social, economic, and ecological. Our SaaS and FinTech reduces carbon emissions related to travel in remote communities and reduces paper waste. We stand to build long term intergenerational Indigenous social equity at the individual and Nation level. In 2020, Sustainable Development Technology Canada recognized us as a cleantech company

Our goal is to celebrate and reflect back the diversity of Indigenous Identities in a way that empowers sovereignty and lifts up our people

Grounded in First Nations values and principles

Lift up our people

We determine our success by what we give back, not by what we keep.

We collaborate

We are solutions focused. We work together as a team and with our Nation clients to find the best outcomes.

Disrupt the status quo

We push back on systemic wrongs in service to our people and Nations. We work to change governance, decision-making, and Indigenous relationships with Canada regarding the Indian Act.

First Nations 1st

If we are not in service to our members, then to whom and why? We will speak truth to power to ensure all are accountable.

We are resilient

We understand and care for our Nation clients and customers. We don’t take things personally and we stay focused on their needs.

We are a OneFeather family

We have each other’s back and strive for work-life balance.

“The technology we’ve created is about sustainable governance and bringing communities together. This is strong Nation building.”- Lawrence Lewis, Founder

L’ax alas

‘our place of work’

Kwa’kwala language of the Kwakwaka╩╝wakw people of Western Canada

We are based out of Victoria, BC, Canada, on the beautiful, traditional, and unceded lands of the Llekwungen. Our OneFeather Electoral Officers' place of work is always changing - traveling coast to coast to serve our Indigenous people. Some of our OneFeather family works remotely on Vancouver Island.

Meet Our OneFeather Founders

Lawrence

Lawrence Lewis

CEO & Founder

I am a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge) and presently reside in Victoria with my wife of 21 years and 2 children.

Most recently I held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Malahat Nation/Investment Corporation and now focus on working with First Nations throughout Canada to advance and focus their governance, administrative structures and install effective modern economic and business authorities. Most recently, I have been appointed to the Board of Directors for Tree Canada and welcomed aboard the Aboriginal Write to Read Project Team.

Over the past 20+ years, I have been working with First Nations, First Nations Agencies, and all levels of Government - always to grow aboriginal communities, protecting aboriginal title and rights, and enhancing cultural and social values and priorities.

I combine my understanding of government and business processes with a pragmatic and deeply rooted awareness and respect of Indigenous People and the social and cultural processes required to ensure successful Nation building.

I have completed the DEP through the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) alongside other degrees and professional designations including a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Diplomas in Governance and Public Administration from the University of Victoria, Business Management, First Nations Schools Management, and International Trade.

I believe strongly in community service. I have been a Rotarian since 2003, and by invitation, a Director for the Strathcona Community Futures, Campbell River Museum, Provincial Task Force for Aboriginal Economic Development, Vice-President and President UVic Native Student Union, and sat as National Aboriginal Student Spokesperson with the Canadian Federation of Students.

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Lawrence

Lawrence Lewis

CEO & Founder

I am a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge) and presently reside in Victoria with my wife of 21 years and 2 children.

Most recently I held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Malahat Nation/Investment Corporation and now focus on working with First Nations throughout Canada to advance and focus their governance, administrative structures and install effective modern economic and business authorities. Most recently, I have been appointed to the Board of Directors for Tree Canada and welcomed aboard the Aboriginal Write to Read Project Team.

Over the past 20+ years, I have been working with First Nations, First Nations Agencies, and all levels of Government - always to grow aboriginal communities, protecting aboriginal title and rights, and enhancing cultural and social values and priorities.

I combine my understanding of government and business processes with a pragmatic and deeply rooted awareness and respect of Indigenous People and the social and cultural processes required to ensure successful Nation building.

I have completed the DEP through the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) alongside other degrees and professional designations including a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Diplomas in Governance and Public Administration from the University of Victoria, Business Management, First Nations Schools Management, and International Trade.

I believe strongly in community service. I have been a Rotarian since 2003, and by invitation, a Director for the Strathcona Community Futures, Campbell River Museum, Provincial Task Force for Aboriginal Economic Development, Vice-President and President UVic Native Student Union, and sat as National Aboriginal Student Spokesperson with the Canadian Federation of Students.

Matt

Matthew Lehner

CTO & Co-Founder

I wish to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, on whose unceded territories, I live, work, and play.

I was born in Vancouver and have lived around the world (California, England, Hong Kong) at different points in my life, but have always called British Columbia my home. 

I appreciate in nature the varying coastal landscapes of the Pacific Ocean -they are very important to me. With family along the coast between Vancouver and San Francisco, traveling this coast and exploring it has been a part of my life since I was born.

Being a part of the OneFeather family

As the technical co-founder of OneFeather, my entire professional life is devoted to empowering Indigenous people to access the rights and privileges they are afforded through the technology that we produce. 

I've been working at the intersection of people and technology since my first real job repairing computers. I bring over 20 years of experience designing, building, and bringing user-focused, technology-based solutions to market.

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Matt

Matthew Lehner

CTO & Co-Founder

I wish to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, on whose unceded territories, I live, work, and play.

I was born in Vancouver and have lived around the world (California, England, Hong Kong) at different points in my life, but have always called British Columbia my home. 

I appreciate in nature the varying coastal landscapes of the Pacific Ocean -they are very important to me. With family along the coast between Vancouver and San Francisco, traveling this coast and exploring it has been a part of my life since I was born.

Being a part of the OneFeather family

As the technical co-founder of OneFeather, my entire professional life is devoted to empowering Indigenous people to access the rights and privileges they are afforded through the technology that we produce. 

I've been working at the intersection of people and technology since my first real job repairing computers. I bring over 20 years of experience designing, building, and bringing user-focused, technology-based solutions to market.

We are returning power to communities. Innovating tangible change. And prioritizing Indigenous voices throughout Canada.

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We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful partners

Gila'kasla
‘Thank you’

Raven Indigenous
Varshey Capital
BC Achievement
SD Tech Canada
Bloc Pal
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