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Alejandro Mayoral Banos

Indigenous Friends Association
Executive Director
Toronto, Canada Area
Alejandro Mayoral Banos is an Indigenous activist and Ph.D.Candidate, who is currently working with organizations in Canada and Mexico deploying participatory and community-driven ICT projects by/with/for Indigenous peoples. He is the creator and founder of the Indigenous Friends Initiative (Canada) and Magtayaní (Mexico). The Indigenous Friends Initiative is a grassroots organization that develops and supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit media platforms for cultural, academic, and social growth and reconciliation. The key project of this organization is the Indigenous Friends App which is a collaborative social-mobile networking app for Indigenous youth that provides a virtual space which connects Indigenous students in postsecondary institutions with their peers, as well as offers internal and external resources that are available in their educational setting and surroundings areas.Alejandro has plenty of experience volunteering, leading, collaborating and participating in different projects around Indigeneity and social action in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.