Kiri Bird

Director of Strategic Initiatives, First Nations Technology Council

Kiri Bird (she/her) is a passionate, strategic and experienced social impact leader, living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh in Vancouver, Canada. Kiri is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Ecosystem Relations at the First Nations Technology Council, where she works at the intersection of technological advancement and Indigenous sovereignty. Kiri previously worked at Vancouver Foundation where she managed social finance and investment readiness funding programs, and at RADIUS SFU, where she developed and led the organization’s social innovation lab and systems change portfolio towards a vision of economic transformation. Kiri is adept at relational leadership, network development and capacity building. She brings to her work an entrepreneurial approach, commitment to equity and justice, and accountability to colleagues, partners, and communities.