FMCC members present work at ISED event

KNET Director Penny Carpenter and Susan O’Donnell, FMCC Vice-Chair, presented the work of the FMCC to policy-makers at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in Ottawa on January 19. Also participating was Tim Whiteduck, Director of Technology at the First Nations Education Council and FMCC Chair. The presentation focused on research completed by FMCC last year about digital technologies in northern and remote Indigenous communities and also included an update on the recent CRTC decision related to the future needs of remote Indigenous communities. The presentation was well-received by the more than 15 ISED staff in the room and another 15 at ISED regional offices. One of the questions included the future role of satellite services in remote communities. The need for digital literacy programs was also discussed.