Community First Mile Stories

These community stories showcase innovative uses of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) by First Nations communities across Canada. They were written in collaboration with members of First Nations communities and organizations. In all cases the stories that appear here have been verified by organization and/or community members.

Thank-you to all the community members who helped us bring together these stories.

Click here to read more about how the First Mile team put together the stories.

Please contact us if you have a ‘First Mile’ story to share on this website.



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Raising the Children Program
(Sioux Lookout, ON)
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Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine
(Balmertown, ON)
Dear Elders
Dear Elders
(Atlantic Region)
ps-logoPermanent Studios
(Wemotaci, QC and Kitcisakik, QC)
KIHS-logoKeewaytinook Internet High School
(Balmertown, ON)
logo-sunchildSunchild E-Learning Centre
(Sunchild, Alberta – near Rocky Mountain House)

Community Hubs, Health and First Nations
(Across B.C.)


Keewaytinook Centre for Excellence
(Dryden, ON)


Aboriginal Hip Hop Culture
(Vancouver, BC)

On the Path of The Elders
(Moose Factory, ON; Ottawa, ON)

Gwichin Social and Cultural Institute

The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute
(Fort McPherson, NT; Yellowknife, NT; Tsiigehtchic, NT)

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FNEC’s New Meeting Software
(Across Quebec)

Manitoba First Nations ICT Diploma
(Winnipeg, MB)

Natoaganeg Uses Geographic Imagining System
(Eel Ground, NB)

Keewatin Academy of Information Technology
(La Ronge, SK)

Fort Severn

Fort Severn First Nation’s Community-Based Local Broadband Infrastructure and Connectivity Model
(Fort Severn, ON)

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The Eeyou Communications Network/Réseau de Comunications Eeyou
(James Bay, QC)


Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network
(Northern Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario)


Ktunaxa Nation Network
(Kootenay Region, BC)


Knowledge and Career Development Network
(La Ronge, SK)


The MBQ Network and First Nations Technical Institute
(Tyendinaga, ON)

Doig River

Doig River First Nation and
(Doig River, BC)

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Keewaytinook Mobile
(Sioux Lookout, ON)

 ICT Supporting First Nations Classrooms

Kanhiote Public Library
(Tyendinaga, ON)