Residents of Natuashish struggle with slow, expensive connectivity

By Jennifer Leask No school smartboards, no telehealth, no Netflix, no Facebook, no Skype, no new Internet connections. Most Canadians wouldn’t have put up with those conditions years ago. But in the isolated community of Natuashish, it’s the modern reality. This community of 750 on the Northern coast of Labrador can only be accessed by[…]

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[…]

First Mile Videos — Elsipogtog

Elsipogtog – New Brunswick Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 12:38 PM Students in Elsipogtog produced four excellent First Mile videos about connectivity in their communities! Click to watch Global Community Click to watch Why Not!? Click to watch Smart Phone Click to watch Your Brain on Fibre Optics Find out more Videos produced through the Atlantic[…]

First Mile Videos — Eskasoni

Eskasoni – Nova Scotia Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 12:52 PM Students in Eskasoni produced three excellent First Mile videos about connectivity in their communities! Click to watch What do YOU do on the Internet? Click to watch Princess Pageant Click to watch Nothing [Making of] Find out more Videos produced through the Atlantic Canada First[…]

Project 60: First Nation Native Youth Use Social Media to Claim Their Vote

Monday, 14 November 2011, 01:29 PM First Nation Youth stake out their role in Canada’s recent federal election The name “Project 60” highlights that it was not until 1960 that First Nation people won the right to vote in Canadian federal elections. The videos featured in Project 60 are made by Native Youth, the nation’s[…]

Membertou Data Centre

Membertou – Nova Scotia Monday, 14 November 2011, 01:02 PM Join Caroline Marshall from Membertou for a video tour of the Membertou Data Centre, located in the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Nova Scotia. The video highlights the importance of connectivity in First Nations communities. Learn more about Membertou and other Atlantic Canada First[…]

ICT Supporting First Nations Classrooms

– Quebec Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 10:25 PM By Kerri Gibson Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have great potential to compliment and support the education of our future generations. Fortunately, there are high quality educational programs available that help train individuals, and teachers in particular, on how to creatively integrate ICT into classrooms. The Masters[…]

Dear Elders

Dear Elders – -Atlantic Region Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 10:13 PM Dear Elders, Atlantic Region The Kisiku’k Wklusuwaqnmuow or Dear Elders Project is an ongoing video archive of Mi’kmaq Elders from First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada, including: Eskasoni; Indian Brook; Lennox Island; Membertou; Eel Ground; Bear River; and Wekoqmaq to name a few. Kisiku’k[…]