FMCC Member Broadband Communications North will receive $9.9 million from CRTC Broadband Fund

Congratulations to the Broadband Communications North (BCN) team in Manitoba for securing funding to connect Tadoule Lake, Barren Lands, Lac Brochet, Pukatawagan, and Shamattawa! This is among the first funded projects announced through the CRTC Broadband Fund — Phase 1 was for satellite broadband projects anywhere and broadband projects in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. CBC[…]

Research proves the connectivity barriers faced by Indigenous communities are very real, and very limiting

Original article by Cybera; republished with permission The ConnectIN project was a two-year pilot project evaluating the internet connectivity in First Nations communities in BC, Alberta and Manitoba. Led by three First Nations’ regional technology organizations, and facilitated by Cybera, the goal of this project was to better assess gaps in infrastructure and services. ConnectIN wrapped up[…]

First Nations in Manitoba building community-owned fibre networks

From ISED News Release More than 100 rural communities in Manitoba will benefit from faster Internet $83.9 million will improve high-speed Internet coverage in the province, allowing residents to get online faster January 9, 2018 – Winnipeg, Manitoba The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million[…]

Manitoba First Nations Technology Council plans to connect remote First Nations

From Connecting communities: First Nations company plans to lay 3,600 km of fibre optics in Manitoba Clear Sky Connections is working on bringing high-speed internet to remote First Nations By Jillian Taylor, Posted: Apr 10, 2017 A First Nations company is working to bring high-speed internet to Manitoba’s most remote communities. Unreliable, constantly buffering and just plain[…]

FMCC board members present at Manitoba First Nations conference

The “Smoke Signals of the Future: Information From the Roots” conference in Winnipeg had two presentations on the agenda from FMCC representatives. Both presentations were made by video / skype to participants in Winnipeg. Participants at the conference included members of First Nations across Manitoba with a strong representation from youth. On February 8, FMCC[…]

Feb 2017 — National First Nations eHealth Conference & Manitoba First Nations ICT Summit

FMCC member organization Nanaandawewigamig (First Nation Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba) is hosting two upcoming conferences on First Nations ICT initiatives: Nanaandawewigamig will be hosting the 1st ever in Canada: National First Nations eHealth Conference on February 6 to 7, 2017, and following with our 2ND Annual Manitoba First Nations ICT Summit on February 8[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Knowledge and Career Development Network

Supporting Education in Saskatchewan By Randy Johns, KCDC CEO and Brenda La Roque-Hill, KCDN Manager Keewatin Career Development Corporation has been working with schools for over 15 years. In that time, we have come to understand the challenges faced by teachers to find relevant and engaging learning resources for their students. We launched KCDN –[…]

Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network

Northern Quebec – Manitoba Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 12:39 AM The Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN) is an example of a jointly managed, inter-provincial partnership between First Nations and Inuit communities in northern Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. Despite the very different contexts of these organizations, in one key informant’s words, through NICSN, “we are[…]