A Different Spin on Development

A Different Spin on Development Northern British Columbia – British Columbia Friday, 15 February 2013, 04:09 PM By: Brianna Rowe and Katrina Sieniuc, based on an interview with John Kerr A Different Spin is a video production project established in 2000 by John Kerr. This project trains youth and local residents to film and produce[…]

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[…]

Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Metis Program: @YourSide Colleague ®

Canada Saturday, 8 December 2012, 08:01 PM @YourSide Colleague®  is a knowledge-sharing platform provided by the First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) program at Saint Elizabeth to health care providers working in FNIM communities across Canada. The program provides access to 11 internet based professional development courses at no cost to providers working for or with[…]

First Nations Digital Jam

Alert Bay, British Columbia – British Columbia Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 11:50 AM Early in 2012, Sue Hanley, former coordinator of the First Nations Technology Council of British Columbia, attended a student showcase at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver. This event inspired her to develop a project to bring together Masters of Digital[…]

The Manitoba First Nations Technology Council (MFNTC)

Manitoba – Manitoba Friday, 21 September 2012, 05:33 PM The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) recently established the Manitoba First Nations Technology Council (MFNTC). This new organization consolidates broadband advocacy work to enhance the voice of Manitoba’s First Nations with regards to technology development in the province. It was formed with the support of two[…]

First Mile Video: Seabird Island Connectivity Story

Agassiz – British Columbia Friday, 21 September 2012, 06:59 PM In 2007, the Seabird Island Band launched a wireless broadband network to provide services to their community members. Seabird Wi-fi is fully owned and operated by the band, and receives no external funding. It connects local services such as health and education. It also provides[…]

First Mile Video: Tyendinaga Community Services and ICT

Tyendinaga – Ontario Monday, 10 September 2012, 03:03 PM High-speed broadband is essential to the daily operation of many public services within a community. This video showcases some of the struggles two very different community services face when limited connectivity services are available. In this video, Kathleen Manderville,Principal of Quinte Mohawk School (QMS), discusses the[…]

First Mile Video: The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) Network

Tyendinaga – Ontario Friday, 6 July 2012, 12:03 AM The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) Network is a First Nations owned, local broadband development project in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Tyendinaga developed the MBQ Network to address the lack of local broadband infrastructure. Despite its location only 2.5 hours from Toronto, for years the[…]