Idle No More Videoconference Reaches International Audience

Canada – -Canada Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 04:03 PM On January 30th 2013, Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk andKO-KNET facilitated a videoconference to share information about the Idle No More movement in Canada. Occupy Canada mirrored the online event, attracting participants from 41 countries across the world. In total, approximately 5,790 unique webstream connections[…]

Development Communication in the Canadian North: A University Course Project on First Nations’ Media

Development Communication in the Canadian North: A University Course Project on First Nations’ Media – -Canada Friday, 15 February 2013, 03:37 PM By: Arne Hintz In winter 2012, 12 students from McGill University in Montreal conducted research on communication projects by Canadian First Nations communities. As part of a combined undergraduate and graduate seminar on[…]

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[…]

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 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[…]

Cowichan Tribes and the Mustimuhw Health Data Management System

Cowichan Tribes – British Columbia Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 11:25 AM Mustimuhw (pronounced: Moose-tee-mook) is a Coast Salish word meaning “all of the people”. It is also the name of a community electronic medical record (cEMR) management system developed byCowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island. It is currently used by First Nations across B.C., Saskatchewan and[…]