Jonathan Ekwere, Security and Compliance Contractor

Jonathan Ekwere

Jonathan has worked in the information technology and procurement industries for over three years.

He worked as an IT and Procurement Executive for a VAS (Value Added Service) and IT organization in his home country of Nigeria.

He has a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Engineering. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity at New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver, with a focus on information confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Jonathan is stoked to be a part of Iron & Earth's mission to work toward sustainability for a better environment.

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.