There are approximately 2 million Indigenous people in Canada with 15% of the population being unbanked. Furthermore, over 44% of them live on a reserve making it difficult for them to access traditional financial institutions and services. High transaction fees, working through several administrative layers and limited transparency are some of the several issues facing the community.
BlocPal is creating a digital solution that meets the various needs of community members.
A custom digital wallet enabling financial/money management services including credit/debit cards, First Nations Status Card renewal, GST refunds, and other gov’t distributions to simplify and empower all First Nations people. This provides a convenient and affordable one-stop shop for Indigenous people all across Canada while staying true to One Feather's mission of improving people's lives.
OneFeather is very excited to be working with BlocPal. There are over 2.2 million Indigenous people in Canada alone – First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples – and we are excited to impact the lives of indigenous peoples through their smartphone with easy access to these essential financial services. We believe today’s technology can empower and prosper our people, and this partnership with BlocPal is an excellent example of how we can accomplish this. OneFeather is leading disruption of “Indian Act” governance, reporting and administration through a First Nation vision of modern digital systems and solutions that better represent and respect Aboriginal sovereignty, values and principles. OneFeather’s purpose is ultimately to return resources and wealth presently being drained by antiquated systems and regimes directly back to First Nations and their members. OneFeather is a First Nation technology company, and the only company building these new modern solutions for First Nation in Canada.