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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]