All the Voices

Newfoundland and Labrador Friday, 15 February 2013, 04:32 PM By: Rebecka Berntsson and Melis Kip, based on an interview with Fred Campbell The project “All the Voices” has been carried out by Ryakuga Grassroots Communications in Newfoundland and Labrador for over two decades. Although Ryakuga is not a First Nations organization, staff work closely with[…]

North Spirit Lake: e-Community

North Spirit Lake – Ontario Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 02:19 PM First Nation leaders, through the Assembly of First Nations, have adopted the e-Community framework based on the desire to own, control and manage their local infrastructure and services. North Spirit Lake is one of the communities that have adopted this e-Community model. This video[…]

Slate Falls First Nation: From Satellite to Fibre for e-Community Connectivity

Slate Falls First Nation – Ontario Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 02:36 PM Slate Falls First Nation is one of the 26 communities involved with the Northwestern Ontario Broadband Expansion Initiative to construct a Bell Aliant fibre network. Slate Falls recently switched from a satellite connection to a new fibre optic connection. This new network offers[…]

Saugeen Driftwood: The Saugeen First Nation Fibre-optic Network

Saugeen First Nation – Ontario Saturday, 8 December 2012, 08:48 PM Saugeen First Nation is the proud owner and operator of a high-speed, fibre-optic network. Prior to the installation of the new network, Saugeen was only able to access low-speed DSL with a connection speed of 1mb/s, and many homes outside the main village were only[…]

K’atlodeeche First Nation’s Fibre Network

K’atlodeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Monday, 22 October 2012, 04:21 PM On October 11, 2012 Lyle Fabian from gave a presentation about his community’s plans for a locally owned and operated fibre optic network. The forum was the Pathways to Prosperity Conference, held from Oct 10-12, 2012 in Yellowknife. The conference focused on issues[…]

First Mile Video: Tyendinaga as a Frontier for Information and Communication Technology Development

Tyendinaga – Ontario Thursday, 5 July 2012, 11:53 PM Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is located on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, just off the 401 highway 65km west of Kingston, Ontario. Tyendinaga has a long history of involvement in communications and media technologies. This story begins long before digital technologies became available, through sign[…]

Northern Ontario First Nations Upgrade from End-of-Life Microwave and Satellite Connections to Fibre Optic Cable to Deliver Broadband Services

Northern Ontario – -Canada Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 01:02 PM 26 communities in Northern Ontario can expect to have access to a new, faster broadband infrastructure by 2014. 13 of these remote First Nations presently receive satellite connectivity through the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite (NICSN). NICSN is a joint venture partnership between KO-KNET, the Kativik[…]

First Mile video from KiHS in Sachigo Lake

Sachigo Lake – Ontario Monday, 25 June 2012, 12:09 PM Tyrell Kowtiash and Myron Tait produced this video for the First Mile project. The video shows us life in a KiHS classroom. Let’s say it’s a version your teacher doesn’t want you to see! WMP video ** If this video loads slowly try this link[…]

First Mile Video from Akwesasne

Akwesasne – Ontario Thursday, 26 April 2012, 11:13 AM Shara Francis-Herne from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation made this video through this year’s Youth ICT workshop. In this video, Shara interviews several people in the community. She asks how people in Akwesasne are developing and using local broadband and communications networks. These local broadband champions talk[…]

First Mile Video from Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation

Mishkeegogamang – Ontario Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 11:34 AM Desiree Gray from Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation in Ontario made this video through this year’s Youth ICT workshop. In this video, Desiree interviews several people in the community. She asks how they are using new technologies. In Mishkeegogamang, people use technologies to support the community to handle,[…]