Ginwat Cable-TV — a First Mile project from 1999

Chisasibi – Quebec Friday, 8 August 2014, 03:55 PM *This article was originally published in Cablecaster Magazine in June 1999. It is reprinted from the author’s personal website with his permission. Read the original version here* By Hyman Glustein To Canadian city-dwellers looking at a highway map of northern Quebec, Chisasibi is the end of[…]

Technology and education in Kahnawake

Kahnawake – Quebec Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:30 AM This video shows how teachers and other educational staff working in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake use technology. The video features interviews from people working in the community schools. It was produced with the Kahnawake Education Centre(KEC) with funding from the First Nations Innovation Project. According[…]

K’atl’odeeche First Nation Fiber Optic Construction (2011)

K’atl’odeeche First Nation – Northwest Territories Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 05:16 PM In 2011, Katlodeeche First Nation completed the construction of its local broadband fiber optic network. This video documents the project. They were shot on location and edited by KFN’s IT Project Manager, Lyle Fabian. Watch part 2 of the video here, on YouTube.[…]

Technology at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School

Listuguj – Quebec Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:36 AM This video, produced by the First Nations Education Council in Quebec, shows how the community of Listuguj is using technologies in schools. Principal Jeff Grass discusses how teachers are using Smart Boards, tablets and laptops as learning tools to engage students. Technology at Listuguj: Alaqsite’w Gitpu[…]

B.C. Communities prepare for National Satellite Initiative Transition

British Columbia – British Columbia Monday, 18 March 2013, 11:23 AM By Erin Currie and Genevieve Leis Remote communities that cannot access land-based networks receive connectivity services through satellite connections. Many currently receive subsidies for these services through a federal program called the National Satellite Initiative (NSI). In British Columbia, the First Nations Emergency Services[…]

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[…]