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 (FNTC), 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[…]

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 by Cowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island. It is currently used by First Nations across B.C., Saskatchewan[…]

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[…]

KOTM Facilitates Chiefs Forum on H1N1 Through Videoconferencing

Northern Ontario and Manitoba – -Canada Friday, 31 August 2012, 01:32 PM In spring of 2009, the was a significant health threat in communities across the country. Since people have no natural immunity against the virus, it resulted in hundreds of deaths in Canada. To help combat the disease in Ontario communities, organized in-person workshops[…]

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[…]

First Mile Video: The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)

Tyendinaga – Ontario Friday, 6 July 2012, 12:11 AM The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) provides post-secondary training, in a variety of fields, to Aboriginal people across Ontario. All of FNTI’s programs are grounded in Aboriginal values and approaches to learning. In this video, Chief Donald Maracle discusses the history of FNTI, and Tanya King-Maracle[…]