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[…]

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 at Doig River

Doig River – British Columbia Sunday, 19 February 2012, 12:28 PM By Dr. Kate Hennessy, Making Culture Lab, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University I had the pleasure of spending last weekend in Fort St. John, B.C. working with former Doig River First Nation chief Garry Oker and SFU PhD Candidate Rob[…]

New Beat Nation Video on YouTube – street art in Vancouver

New Beat Nation Video on YouTube – street art in Vancouver Vancouver – British Columbia Thursday, 17 November 2011, 12:18 PM Watch a new video of street art by Corey Bulpitt and Larissa Healey (aka gurl23) on the Beat Nation TV site. This mural is at the Granville St Bridge in Vancouver, painted in June[…]

Aboriginal Hip Hop Culture

Vancouver – British Columbia Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 11:23 PM Beat Nation and grunt gallery : Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture, based in Vancouver B.C., is a virtual community featuring young Aboriginal artists from across Canada, the United States, and South America with one First Nations artist, Ron Harris (Ostwelve), connecting his work with Indigenous[…]

The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute Fort McPherson, Yellowknife, Tsiigehtchic – Northwest Territories Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 11:32 PM by the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute and First Mile contributors The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) is putting digital technologies and infrastructure to work for the preservation of language, culture, and traditional Gwich’in knowledge[…]

Community Hubs, Health and First Nations

– British Columbia Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 10:32 PM By Mark Matthew When the Transformative Change Accord (TCA), the First Nations Health PlanTripartite First Nations Help Plan (TFNHP) were signed, First Nations Health Directors and Managers in B.C. made it clear that implementing the TFNHP was not something that could occur “off the side of[…]