Alexander Dirksen

Alexander Dirksen

Manager of Strategy and Engagement, First Nations Technology Council

A proud member of Métis Nation BC, Alexander serves as Manager of Strategy and Engagement at the First Nations Technology Council, an organization working alongside all 203 First Nations communities in B.C. to ensure our communities have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support required to eliminate the digital divide and unlock the full power of technology and innovation. We see the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as a means with which to advance tangible reconciliation in Canada.

Alexander joined the Technology Council from Reconciliation Canada, where he served in the role Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement. He has also served as Operations Manager for the Banff Forum and as a researcher at the Centre for Global Research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he explored transitional justice and reconciliation in the context of Timor-Leste. Alexander holds an M.A. in Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a B.A. (with Honours) in International Studies from Simon Fraser University.