March 17, 2015

First Mile Bibliography

This page offers a bibliography of and links to publications that reference the First Mile Report. Please send us suggestions of other First Mile research we can add to this page. If you are doing research in this area we would like to hear from you!

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Beaton, B., Burnard, T., Linden, A. & O’Donnell, S. (2015). Keewaytinook mobile: An Indigenous community-owned mobile phone service in northern Canada. In L. Dyson, S. Grant & M. Hendriks (eds.), Indigenous People and Mobile Technologies, Routledge. Sydney, Australia, 109-124.

McMahon, R., Whiteduck, T., & Timiskaming First Nation (2015). First Mile Methodologies in Community Informatics Research: Learning from First Nations (Notes from the Field), Journal of Community Informatics 11(3).

McMahon, R., Gurstein, M., Beaton, B., O’Donnell, S., Whiteduck, T. (2014) Making Information Technologies Work at the End of the RoadJournal of Information Policy 4, 250-269.

McMahon, R. (2014). From digital divides to the First Mile: Indigenous peoples and the network society in Canada. International Journal of Communication 8(1).

O’Donnell, S., Johnson, L., Katepetum-Schultz, T., Burton, K., Whiteduck, T., Mason, R., Beaton, B., McMahon, R., Gibson, K. (2013) Videoconferencing for First Nations Community-Controlled Education, Health and Development. The Electronic Journal of Communication. 23 (1&2)

Whiteduck, T.,Beaton, B., Burton, K., & O’Donnell, S. (2012) Democratic Ideals Meet Reality: Developing Locally Owned and Managed Broadband Networks and ICT Services in Rural and Remote First Nations in Quebec and Canada. Keynote paper for the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference, Prato, Italy, November.  Available on the Conference Papers and Proceedings page #47.

Gibson, K., Kakekaspan, M., Kakekaspan, G., O’Donnell, S., Walmark, B., Beaton, B.,and the People of Fort Severn First Nation (2012) A History of Communication by Fort Severn First Nation Community Members: From Hand Deliveries to Virtual Pokes. Proceedings of the iConference 2012 , Toronto, Canada, February. Available on the Book Chapters and Journal Articles page #37.

McMahon, R.,O’Donnell, S., Smith, R., Walmark, B., Beaton, B., Simmonds, J. (2011). Digital Divides and the ‘First Mile’: Framing First Nations Broadband Development in Canada. The International Indigenous Policy Journal,2(2). Retrieved from:

McMahon, R., O’Donnell, S., Smith, R., Woodman Simmonds, J., Walmark, B.(2010) Putting the ‘last-mile’ first: Re-framing broadband development in First Nations and Inuit communities.Vancouver: Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST), Simon Fraser University, December.

O’Donnell, S., Kakekaspan, M., Beaton, B.,Walmark, B., Gibson, K. (2011) How the Washaho Cree Nation at Fort Severn isUsing a “First Mile Approach” to Deliver Community Services.Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, USA, September. Available on the Conference Papers and Proceedings page #33.

O’Donnell,S., Kakekaspan, G., Beaton, B., Walmark, B., Mason, R., Mak, M. (2011) A New Remote Community-Owned Wireless Communication Service: Fort Severn First Nation Builds Their Local Cellular System with Keewaytinook Mobile. Canadian Journal of Communication. 36(4), 363-373. Available on the Book Chapters and Journal Articles page #34.

O’Donnell, S., Kakekaspan, G., Walmark,B., Mason, R., Mak, M. (2011) Keewaytinook Mobile in Fort Severn First Nation.Canadian Communication Association (CCA 2011) Fredericton, June. Available on the Conference Papers and Proceedings page #29.