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  • Grunt Gallery, Beatnation and Online Aboriginal Hip Hop Youth Culture | FirstMile
    several different artistic mediums from rap and music through to painting such as graffiti art and sculpture as part of an Aboriginal Hip Hop youth movement and includes Aboriginal artists from B C Saskatchewan Manitoba and Newfoundland First Nations Enpaauk by Andrew Dexel The website created by Cree artist Archer Pechawis from Mistawasis First Nation Saskatchewan is itself a living piece of hip hop art maintained curators Tania Willard and Skeena Reece Indeed Pechawis runs his own web design studio which is an industry leader All Nations Media out of Vancouver The featured artists on Beat Nation are too numerous to mention but there are a great many examples of these young artists embracing their traditional cultures through hip hop One such example is filmmaker and programmer Kevin Lee Burton Swampy Cree from God s Lake Narrows MB Among his numerous productions Burton has produced a video and a series of still photos called Nikamowin or song a production on the importance of maintaining nehiyawayawin or Cree language Beatnation org is one of nine productions developed by grunt gallery and designed by Archer Pechawis in the last five years As with Beatnation these grunt gallery productions provide an important venue where Aboriginal youth can express the visions of their lives and communities As more youth in remote and rural communities gain internet access they will be able to participate in such youth movements while remaining in their communities Neskonlith Beaded Shoes by Doreen Manuel Moose Antler Skateboard Truck by Jordan Bennet Musqueam Rapper Miss Christie Lee aka Crunch Click here to find Vancouver on Google Maps All images from Beat Nation www beatnation org with permission This entry was posted in British Columbia Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Sunchild E Learning Centre Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile Search

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  • Sunchild E-Learning Centre | FirstMile
    for community based student centered approaches remain consistent The Sunchild E Learning Centre provides distance education in over 25 reserve communities and urban settings in Alberta and the NWT While the delivery of course content is flexible class times are set and students log in to the virtual classroom where they can communicate with the teacher via text messaging or microphone The virtual classrooms are accessed through computers located in community centres or schoolhouses where there are Key Teachers or mentors available to assist them According to the Centre s website Iin most cases students work from a classroom environment where a Key Teacher addresses technical concerns and ensures student participation The benefit is that students can remain in their communities while achieving their educational goals The result of this flexible approach to learning is that Sunchild boasts an overall course completion rate of greater than 70 Over the last two years the Sunchild E learning program has been responsible for more than 50 of all on reserve First Nations students who graduated in the province of Alberta On top of celebrating ten years of successful course delivery Sunchild E Learning Centre and DeVry Institute of Technology recently agreed that Sunchild E Learning students will have limited tuition free access to DeVry s courses through the Passport2College program As the CEO of Sunchild Martin Sacher notes The program is the perfect fit for our students because it gives them a tuition free opportunity to get a head start on higher education before they even graduate high school DeVry Institute of Technology 2010 para 2 Click here to find Sunchild First Nation on Google Maps This entry was posted in Alberta Community Stories E Learning Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Community Hubs and First Nations in B C Grunt Gallery

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  • Location | FirstMile | Page 2
    Quebec Tuesday 30 July 2013 10 48 AM This video en Francais produced by the First Nations Education Council in Quebec shows how the community of Wemotaci is using technologies in schools For more information about the community visit the Wemotaci Community website Posted in Community Stories Quebec Technology at Alaqsite w Gitpu School Posted on July 11 2013 August 25 2015 by Jessi Jones 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 Posted in Community Stories Quebec B C Communities prepare for National Satellite Initiative Transition Posted on March 18 2013 October 16 2015 by Jessi Jones British Columbia British Columbia Monday 18 March 2013 11 23 AM By Erin Currie and Genevieve Leis Remote communities that cannot access land based networks receive connectivity services through satellite connections Many currently receive subsidies for these services through a federal program called the National Satellite Initiative NSI In British Columbia the First Nations Emergency Services Posted in British Columbia Community Stories MyKnet Posted on February 15 2013 April 13 2016 by Jessi Jones Northern Ontario Ontario Friday 15 February 2013 03 50 PM By Lea Choukroun and Edith Drouin Rousseau based on an interview with Brian Beaton MyKnet is a free online social networking site that was created in 1998 The website originally was a mutation of a stand alone Bulletin Board system that operated since 1994 The goal Posted in Community Stories Ontario A Different Spin on Development Posted on February 15 2013 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones Northern British Columbia

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  • Resources about First Nations Community Networks | FirstMile
    for rural broadband In his March 7 2013 comments to the Industry Science and Technology Committee Scott Smith from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce directly references the Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network as a success story for rural broadband To read these comments visit the transcript of this presentation From the transcript Peter Braid Kitchener Waterloo ON I m intrigued about your proposals for public private partnerships in remote areas I think that would be one of the answers to solving access in aboriginal communities for example Are there any models or examples where a public private partnership like this has existed in Canada or outside of the country that we could point to Scott Smith There s one in Canada and I ll always get the acronym mixed up so I ll look it up It s NICSN It s Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network That s a clear example of what has worked well Peter Braid Kitchener Waterloo ON Do you know where that community is or do you have any additional information about that particular project Scott Smith I can leave the committee with a copy of this report afterwards The report that Mr Smith refers to is available here To clarify the private enterprise that Mr Smith refers to in the so called public private partnership is Broadband Communications North BCN BCN is a community owned non profit private enterprise based in Manitoba This entry was posted in Community Stories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Learn more about Northwestern s Modernization Plan CRTC BSO Announced Search for Latest News Guide Federal Funding for Indigenous Broadband Report Digital Technology Adoption in Northern and Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada MWC gets SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant for literature review FMCC team presents at CRTC BSO hearings IsumaTV Builds Innovative

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/resources-about-fn-community-networks/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Community First Mile Stories | FirstMile
    you have a First Mile story to share on this website Raising the Children Program Sioux Lookout ON Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine Balmertown ON Dear Elders Atlantic Region Permanent Studios Wemotaci QC and Kitcisakik QC Keewaytinook Internet High School Balmertown ON Sunchild 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 The Gwich in Social and Cultural Institute Fort McPherson NT Yellowknife NT Tsiigehtchic NT 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 First Nation s Community Based Local Broadband Infrastructure and Connectivity Model Fort Severn ON 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 First Nation and Dane Wajich tv Doig River BC Keewaytinook Mobile Sioux Lookout ON ICT Supporting First Nations Classrooms Kanhiote Public Library Tyendinaga ON This entry was posted in Community Stories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Tyendinaga takes control of the First Mile Information About the CRTC Submission Search for Latest News Guide Federal Funding for Indigenous Broadband Report Digital Technology Adoption in Northern and Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada MWC gets SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant for literature review FMCC team presents at CRTC BSO hearings IsumaTV Builds Innovative Digital Systems to Share High Def Streaming Video in Low Speed Remote Communities Recent Comments Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016

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  • Community Stories | FirstMile | Page 2
    HTML Michael Gurstein Read full Issue Posted in Infrastructure Ginwat Cable TV a First Mile project from 1999 Posted on August 8 2014 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones 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 Posted in Community Stories Quebec Technology and education in Kahnawake Posted on June 11 2014 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones 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 Posted in Community Stories Quebec K atl odeeche First Nation Fiber Optic Construction 2011 Posted on October 29 2013 April 8 2015 by calkenny K atl odeeche First Nation Northwest Territories Tuesday 29 October 2013 05 16 PM In 2011 Katlodeeche First Nation completed the construction of its local broadband fiber optic network This video documents the project They were shot on location and edited by KFN s IT Project Manager Lyle Fabian Watch part 2 of the video here on YouTube Posted in Community Stories Territories Technology in Wemotaci en Francais Posted on July 30 2013 August 25 2015 by Jessi Jones Wemotaci Quebec Tuesday 30 July 2013 10 48 AM This video en Francais produced by the First Nations Education Council in Quebec shows how the community of Wemotaci is using technologies in schools For more information about the community visit the Wemotaci Community website Posted in Community Stories Quebec Technology at Alaqsite w Gitpu School Posted on July 11 2013 August 25 2015 by Jessi Jones 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 Posted in Community Stories Quebec B C Communities prepare for National Satellite Initiative Transition Posted on March 18 2013 October 16 2015 by Jessi Jones British Columbia British Columbia Monday 18 March 2013 11 23 AM By Erin Currie and Genevieve Leis Remote communities that cannot access land based networks receive connectivity services through satellite connections Many currently receive subsidies for these services through a federal program called the National Satellite Initiative NSI In British Columbia the First Nations Emergency Services Posted in British Columbia Community Stories Idle No More Videoconference Reaches International Audience Posted on March 6 2013 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones Canada Canada Wednesday 6 March 2013 04

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  • Community Informatics and Urban Planning | FirstMile
    Informatics and Urban Planning Table of Contents Editorial Community Informatics in Cities New Catalysts for Urban Change HTML Liisa Marjatta Horelli David Sadoway Smart Cities vs Smart Communities Empowering Citizens not Market Economics HTML Michael Gurstein Read full Issue This entry was posted in Infrastructure Bookmark the permalink Post navigation 2014 Industry Canada Spectrum Policy 3500 MHz Band AWS Community Informatics and Urban Planning Search for Latest News Guide Federal Funding for Indigenous Broadband Report Digital Technology Adoption in Northern and Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada MWC gets SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant for literature review FMCC team presents at CRTC BSO hearings IsumaTV Builds Innovative Digital Systems to Share High Def Streaming Video in Low Speed Remote Communities Recent Comments Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 December 2013 October 2013 July 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 December 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 March 2009

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  • Kanhiote – Tyendinaga Public Library | FirstMile
    of dollars In 2000 FNTI upgraded to a T1 connection That fall in partnership with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte FNTI installed a wireless network to distribute the T1 to a number of buildings In 2003 KO KNET became the supplier of our Internet feed for the community Kanhiote Library in 1999 Left and 2011 Right The new CAP area is handicap accessible and currently consists of 9 computers and a printer It is well used daily and also has wireless access for members of the community that have their own laptops The wireless access is also used quite a bit after hours from the parking lot Currently the speed is quicker than dialup access but not by much at times Tyendinaga really needs more bandwidth to allow community access to all the information and resources that the Internet can provide to students professional administrators and people just wanting to learn more about the world The Kanhiote Library is also not able to publish their catalog for internet browsing due to technical limitations of the current setup As a First Nations library Kanhiote holds some unique materials that may be of interest to many people CAP Workstations Community Access Program For More Information Please Visit the Kanhiote Library Web Site http www kanhiote ca FNTI Media Program Cartoon 2002 WMP video This entry was posted in Community Stories Infrastructure Ontario Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Keewaytinook Internet High School Keewaytinook Mobile Search for Latest News Guide Federal Funding for Indigenous Broadband Report Digital Technology Adoption in Northern and Remote Indigenous Communities in Canada MWC gets SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis grant for literature review FMCC team presents at CRTC BSO hearings IsumaTV Builds Innovative Digital Systems to Share High Def Streaming Video in Low Speed Remote Communities Recent Comments Archives

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