First Mile Video – Blood Tribe Goes Wireless

Standoff – Alberta Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 12:56 PM Video shot and edited by John Pantherbone Intro sequence by John Pantherbone In this video Clayton Blood, the communications advisor to Blood Tribe – Kanai Chief and Council, describes the community’s plans to develop a locally owned and operated network. VIDEO TO BE EMBEDDED The Blood[…]

First Mile Video – Tour K’atl’odeeche’s community fibre optic network

K’atl’odeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Friday, 9 March 2012, 06:57 PM Join Henry Tambour on a tour of K’atl’odeeche First Nation‘s new fibre optic network. Henry is the band’s network technician. He and his colleagues are now installing a fibre optic network in the community. This locally owned and operated network will replace copper[…]

New Website for Community Cable Plant Technicians

Sioux Lookout – Ontario Thursday, 23 February 2012, 11:59 AM By Cal Kenny, Multimedia Producer, K-Net Services with Rob McMahon A free online resource is now available for all community cable plant technicians. The website features forums about operating and maintaining a cable plant. It also features troubleshooting tips, videos and support. Visit the Cable[…]

Fort Severn First Nation’s Broadband Leadership Gains Recognition

Fort Severn – Ontario Monday, 20 February 2012, 12:13 PM Fort Severn First Nation’s Broadband Leadership Gains Recognition Videocom Press Release, Feb 7, 2012 Two research papers from Fort Severn First Nation are published this month. The story of the community’s leadership with broadband technologies is being shared with many Canadian and international researchers and[…]

First Mile at Doig River

Doig River – British Columbia Sunday, 19 February 2012, 12:28 PM By Dr. Kate Hennessy, Making Culture Lab, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University I had the pleasure of spending last weekend in Fort St. John, B.C. working with former Doig River First Nation chief Garry Oker and SFU PhD Candidate Rob[…]

Council of Yukon First Nations Videoconferencing Program

Whitehorse – Yukon Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:56 AM By Jo-Anne Gatey, Videoconferencing Coordinator, Council of Yukon First Nations A few years ago the department of Health & Social Services (HSS) of the Yukon Government (YG) provided each Health Centre in the communities of the Yukon with Telehealth video conferencing. As timely access to appropriate[…]

Keeping the IP Phones Running

Slate Falls First Nation – Ontario Monday, 30 January 2012, 11:52 AM By Wes Angees, Band Technician, Slate Falls First Nation, Ontario, with Rob McMahon Wes Angees won’t be out of a job any time soon. That’s because he’s the band technician for Slate Falls. He keeps the local phones running, connects people to the[…]

Setting up Skype for Community Meetings

Hay River – Northwest Territories Monday, 16 January 2012, 12:42 PM Setting up Skype for Community Meetings By Henry Tambour, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, with Rob McMahon is a member of the . Henry Tambour works as the band’s network technician. He is helping build the community’s new fibre optic network. He also helps set up[…]

View from the bridge: Videoconferencing

View from the bridge: Videoconferencing Sioux Lookout – Ontario Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 11:36 AM By Lyle Johnson, videoconferencing bridge coordinator, K-Net, Keewaytinook Okimakanak This story is adapted from a VideoCom research paper (#50) about Videoconferencing for First Nations Community-Controlled Education, Health and Development. The full paper has been accepted for publication in the Electronic[…]