Distributel and Eeyou Communications Network launch Broadband Service across Eeyou Istchee region

From https://www.distributel.ca/about-distributel/ultra-highspeedbroadband-service-arrivedinnorthernquebec/ Ultra-High Speed Broadband Service Has Arrived In Northern Quebec 12/06/18 Distributel and Eeyou Communications Network launch highly anticipated high speed Internet, home phone and TV services to 4,000 homes in Northern Quebec Montreal, June 12, 2018– Distributel Communications Limited and Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) today announced the arrival of high speed broadband Internet, home[…]

All 14 Nunavik communities to get cellphone, mobile service

From http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674all_14_nunavik_communities_to_get_cellular_service/ Nunavik May 31, 2018 All 14 Nunavik communities to get cellphone, mobile service Service should be rolled out in three or four weeks SARAH ROGERS A Tamaani technician checks out some of the service providers’ equipment in Kuujjuaq during upgrades done in 2015 to implement 4G technology throughout the region. Starting next month, Tamaani and[…]

Nunavik to get cellular service in 2018 & begin phased fibre roll-out

From http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavik_to_get_cellular_service_in_2018/ Nunavik to get cellular service in 2018 Regional government will embark on first phase of fibre optic roll-out next year SARAH ROGERS The first phase of the KRG’s upcoming plans to deliver higher-speed Internet to Nunavik includes a combination of technologies, including fibre optic along some Hudson coast communities, a microwave tower link connecting[…]

New Article: Indigenizing Digital Literacies with the Algonquin First Nations of Timiskaming and Long Point

Researchers working with the First Nations Innovation and First Mile project have published an article about Indigenous approaches to digital literacies in the Engaged Scholar Journal. The article is titled: Indigenizing Digital Literacies: Community Informatics Research with the Algonquin First Nations of Timiskaming and Long Point. It focuses on two community-based research projects in Quebec that[…]

FMCC/FNI researcher presents at First Nations Information Governance Centre conference

The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) held a conference from March 28-30 called “First Nations Data Governance: Tools for Empowerment”.  FMCC coordinator and University of Alberta researcher Rob McMahon travelled to Gatineau, QC to give two presentations at the event. The conference showcased the work of a range of participants, from First Nations community leaders, data[…]

Ginwat Cable-TV — a First Mile project from 1999

Chisasibi – Quebec Friday, 8 August 2014, 03:55 PM *This article was originally published in Cablecaster Magazine in June 1999. It is reprinted from the author’s personal website with his permission. Read the original version here* By Hyman Glustein To Canadian city-dwellers looking at a highway map of northern Quebec, Chisasibi is the end of[…]

Technology and education in Kahnawake

Kahnawake – Quebec Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:30 AM This video shows how teachers and other educational staff working in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake use technology. The video features interviews from people working in the community schools. It was produced with the Kahnawake Education Centre(KEC) with funding from the First Nations Innovation Project. According[…]

Technology at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School

Listuguj – Quebec Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:36 AM This video, produced by the First Nations Education Council in Quebec, shows how the community of Listuguj is using technologies in schools. Principal Jeff Grass discusses how teachers are using Smart Boards, tablets and laptops as learning tools to engage students. Technology at Listuguj: Alaqsite’w Gitpu[…]

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[…]