Daniel Angelov, Software developer intern

Daniel AngelovHello, I'm Daniel, a seventeen-year-old Front-End developer from Lviv, Ukraine. As a child, I really loved playing computer games, so I decided that I could try myself in GameDev. At that moment I've already realized that I like programming, but I wanted to do something else. Then, I found Frontend courses where I've been studying for 2 years; I really like it! At the moment, my life is changing a lot, my plans for further education collapsed and I went to Poland with my mother, but I'm sure that everything will be fine.

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.