The First Mile team is busy spreading the news about First Nations digital innovation across Canada!
This summer, three delegates from the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC) traveled to Montreal to present their work at an international conference.
Denise Williams from the First Nations Technology Council (B.C.) joined Bill Murdoch from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and Jonathan Fleury from the Manitoba First Nations Technology Council at the World Forum on Free Media (WFFM) from Aug. 8-9, 2016.
The three FMCC delegates each presented about the work of their respective organizations. They also led a workshop session highlighting First Nations-led digital innovation in Canada, including the policy efforts of the FMCC. The 15 audience members included representatives from Indigenous media and technology organizations from Canada and beyond. In fact, the FMCC presentation was featured on this news site from Brazil!
During their trip the delegates also connected with the Canadian Media Advocacy Centre and had the opportunity to share challenges and best practices about connectivity strategies in Manitoba and B.C.
We thank the WFFM organizing committee and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) for their support for this activity. The FMCC organization also provided funding support for this activity.