Smart Cities Challenge Final Proposal

Provide an executive summary of your final proposal, including:

  • Reiteration of the Challenge Statement
  • Overview of the upcoming nine chapters

Evaluation criteria

  • N/A

Executive Summary

Canada is trying to create a smart technology future. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation is trying to revitalize their indigenous language and culture while preparing their K-12 students for the smart technology future.

By utilizing open source software and results-oriented approaches to facilitate effective online learning, effective online acquisition of their endangered Nishnaabe language, and revitalization of their culture – all as an enhancement to their brick-and-mortar K-12 curriculum delivery model, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg are transforming their youth into better-educated, more employable, better-grounded, and more holistically Nishnaabe people.

The graduates of their K-12 curriculum will be able to nearly-completely understand their Nishnaabe language (which is a first-step on the way to becoming a speaker of any human language), will have been educated on the interface of the their Nishnaabe worldview with the STEM subject perspectives, will have had increased involvement in real-world traditional Nishnaabe activities in the territory of the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, will have experienced increased relationship-building with all community members especially in the context of those traditional activities, will be able to code, to build and control robots, and will have been educated in the entire exam preparation curriculum of a generally-accepted best-starting point certification to enter the IT working world.