Digital Marketing & Communications for Indigenous People

The Digital Dreamers (Pa’ pai tapiiksi) Training Program

Pa’ pai tapiiksi means Dream Beings in Blackfoot.

We all have dreams; to be healthy, happy, and to do well for our family and community.

Digital Marketing and Communications for Indigenous People

We can help you bring those dreams to reality.

The Digital Dreamers (Pa’ pai tapiiksi) Training Program will introduce you to a meaningful career in digital marketing & communications, including creative & promotional copywriting, social media management, understanding analytics, and web design.

In partnership with SAIT, creation of this program was guided by Indigenous professionals, Traditional Elders, and Knowledge Keepers. Together, we have developed a program that combines Indigenous values and culture with the latest digital tools and in-depth training, building in-demand skills for this fast-growing industry.

The Digital Dreamers (Pa’ pai tapiiksi) Training Program is a 26-week (6 months) full-time, integrated training program that includes in-class learning, applied skills training at SAIT and hands-on work experience with an employer host.

The program will support you in building your critical life skills needed to be successful in the field of digital marketing & communications, provide you with more than 15 different digital information technology courses, and offer you engaging opportunities with successful employers and Indigenous people working in the field.


Program starts September 19th. Currently Full, please inquire to be notified of future start dates.


About Kym, our Indigenous Skills Training Program Facilitator:

Digital Marketing and Communications program facilitator

Kymowyn Sugar is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree Woman) from Piapot First Nation in the Treaty 4 Territory. She is the co-developer and Program Facilitator of Digital Dreamers and is looking forward to meeting you! She would describe herself as a vessel for those who’s voices have not been heard and is passionate about creating bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Kymowyn has overcome many barriers in her life and is dedicated to empowering others to follow their dreams. She loves to laugh and look at life through a positive lens, she believes in her people and is so excited to walk along side and support them on their journey towards entering the technology sector!





26 weeks (6 months)
Learn the skills

  • Learn resume-writing, job search skills, and create a personal employment portfolio
  • Learn Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Train in Adobe Illustrator I, II, and Adobe InDesign I, II
  • Intro to Digital Marketing & paid content creation
  • Train in social media and web content distribution & management
  • Train in web design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design (UI)
  • Learn how to analyze metrics and optimize SEO
Do you qualify?

  • You identify as Indigenous (self-identifying First Nation, Inuit, or Métis)
  • You are between the ages of 18 – 40, all gender identities welcome
  • You are an underemployed (working less than 20 hours a week) or unemployed person
  • You live within Calgary, the Treaty 7 region, or Métis region 3
  • You enjoy working with computers
  • You are eligible for Alberta Government funding
  • You are ready, willing, and able to complete the program and work in the field of training
Get Started


For more information about the program, please read our Information Package

Have further questions? Contact:

Kym, Indigenous Skills Training Program Facilitator:
Call or text: 403-561-6679