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  • K’atl’odeeche First Nation Fiber Optic Construction (2011) | FirstMile
    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 For more information on KFN and the fibre optic network visit the community s website This entry was posted in Community Stories Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Calendar for CRTC Hearings CRTC Hearing Index 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

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/katlodeeche-first-nation-fiber-optic-construction-2011/ (2016-04-30)
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  • K’atlodeeche First Nation’s Fibre Network | FirstMile
    Oct 10 12 2012 in Yellowknife The conference focused on issues of northern governance and economic development in the Northwest Territories Lyle s presentation outlines KFN s plans to develop a local fibre optic network He discusses some of the benefits of the network along with future plans to potentially extend it to service other communities in the NWT You can also download a copy of Lyle s PowerPoint presentation here Find out more Tour KFN s planned community network Setting up Skype for community meetings This entry was posted in Community Stories Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation First Nations Digital Jam Saugeen Driftwood The Saugeen First Nation Fibre optic Network 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

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/katlodeeche-first-nations-fibre-network/ (2016-04-30)
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  • First Mile Video – Tour K’atl’odeeche’s community fibre optic network | FirstMile
    This locally owned and operated network will replace copper infrastructure that has been in place since the early 1980s The new network will supply much faster and more reliable Internet connectivity to community homes businesses and services It is funded by an investment of 275 000 over two years from CanNor Local students and community members are documenting this project Here are some of their photos More videos and photos from KFN to come Find out more Henry shows us how to set up Skype for community meetings This entry was posted in Community Stories Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation New KiHS Video Interview with Principal Darrin Potter First Mile Videos from Pic River First Nation 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

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/first-mile-video-tour-katlodeeches-community-fibre-optic-network/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Youth ICT 2012 – Project Videos on Community Technology | FirstMile
    driven projects Youth ICT 2012 Project participants at the Thunder Bay workshop The project website describes some ideas for participating youth There has been an increasingly amount of negative news in mainstream society about our First Nation s people and communities To help educate and share the positive stories of our communities we are initiating a Video Production project for you to facilitate and work with those within the school Flash video Click to watch a video of Cal Kenny describing the workshop Flash video Here s a video from the Thunder Bay workshop The mentors provided some ideas and questions for participants Start thinking and planning for positive videos that help to describe what is happening with Information and Communication Technologies ICTs in your community Here are some questions to get you started How is ICT being used in your community What do you use the Internet for What sort of benefits does ICT bring to your community When was your first experience using ICT Here are published videos from the participants Flash video Watch Michaela Bottle s video Flash video Watch Danica Gagné s Video Danica is from Pic River Flash video Watch Tricia Mishquart s Video Flash video Watch Shara Francis Herne s Video Flash video Watch Alfred Favel s Video Alfred is from Lac Seul Find out more This entry was posted in Community Stories Ontario Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation New Website for Community Cable Plant Technicians New KiHS Video Interview with Principal Darrin Potter 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

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/youth-ict-2012-project-videos-on-community-technology/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Council of Yukon First Nations Videoconferencing Program | FirstMile
    were made to move forward with the final phase of the project and install the units in the remaining eleven communities To date all fourteen First Nations government offices have video conferencing capabilities This photo is from the Council of Yukon First Nations home page The original concept for the systems was more focused on improving the quality of health services and helping Yukon First Nations meet their health goals and capacity building challenges so thus the name Telehealth However its use is not limited for health purposes and is helpful for any department in the First Nations governments for this reason the name Video Conferencing is more appropriate As the communities were discovering this is a very powerful tool to improve communications throughout the Yukon as well as a valuable cost and time saving measure The First Nations identified the following as potential uses capacity building education and the ability to conduct meetings and interviews Photo of the Yukon Territory from CYFN web page Some of the uses of video conferencing in the Yukon to date have been Human Rights in the Workplace and Labor Board presentations Elder s meetings patient visitations with hospitals down South Pursuit of Excellence Series group meetings workshops education sessions lawyer requested psychiatric assessments for residential school survivors community development corporation meetings court testimony employment interviews and a number of business meetings and committee board meetings Video conferencing requires network access that can insure adequate bandwidth and priority for quality connections The First Nations facilities are outside the Yukon Government network therefore public Internet access is used for connectivity Northwestel offers a broadband ADSL service to all First Nation locations This type of network access has been successfully used for video conferencing in many other locations in Canada Using an IP address the Yukon

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/council-of-yukon-first-nations-videoconferencing-program/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Setting up Skype for Community Meetings | FirstMile
    local system that allows people living or travelling outside the community to participate in community meetings His system also helps Elders who are hard of hearing and people who speak the Slavey language to participate Here Henry shows how to set up his system at the Chief Lamilise Complex Henry also set this up to broadcast over a community radio signal If you want to learn more contact him atkfnnet katlodeeche com Inside the Chief Lamilise Complex where meetings take place When community members are traveling or live outside the community they can participate K atl odeeche s unit is light and durable Henry started using this system in November 2011 The PA cost approximately 1 000 The system also has a USB hook up to digitally record all the proceedings 1 Set up the PA system 2 Connect wireless mics to PA plug into PA mic jack on right This is the wireless microphone used by people in the room Henry showing us the PA and microphone system Plugging the wireless microphone into the PA mic jack 3 Set up two wireless microphones one for English speakers one for Slavey speakers Henry uses two mics during meetings Someone acts as a translator between the languages The community owns several headsets to pick up these signals These headsets are used for people who are hard of hearing The first channel picks up everything in English The second channel is the Slavey channel 4 Set up second wired mic bendable one to laptop speakers goes into PA mic jack on left A laptop with a wireless connection lets people outside the community participate This mic picks up people talking through the laptop speakers When plugged into the PA the Skype conversation is amplified to everyone in the room 5 Stereo output

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/setting-up-skype-for-community-meetings/ (2016-04-30)
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  • The Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute | FirstMile
    Agreement During this time in response to some of the issues raised during discussions for the Land Claim Agreement the Gwich in Tribal Council the organization responsible for implementing the land claim established among other organizations the GSCI According to the website The objective of the Institute is to conduct research in the areas of culture language and traditional knowledge so that this body of knowledge will be recorded and available for future generations and the development of programs appropriate for Gwich in needs With four offices in three communities they rely heavily on the internet for communication research and file sharing to carry out its mandate To document preserve and promote Gwich in language culture traditional knowledge and values The GSCI currently uses digital media as well as other media such as print to record traditional knowledge Their website offers a talking map with links to recordings of Gwich in place names content encouraging revitalization of the Dinjii Zhu Ginjik or Gwich in language GSCI recently launched an extensive plant database with traditional knowledge and use of plants for food medicine and shelter Plans are presently underway to develop a cybercartographic atlas of approximately a thousand named places with associated digital content An online exhibit showcasing nine Gwich in material culture items is also being developed in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Civilization This entry was posted in Community Stories Territories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation On the Path of The Elders Keewatin Academy of Information Technology 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

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/the-gwichin-social-and-cultural-institute/ (2016-04-30)
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  • The Manitoba First Nations Technology Council (MFNTC) | FirstMile
    2010 2011 the MFNTC partnered with the University of Winnipeg to offer technical skills and support in First Nations communities The program was funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada s Aboriginal Skills and Education Program The MFNTC is funded by Health Canada s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch FNHIB The organization arose as an outcome of plans to develop a tripartite governance structure for eHealth service delivery in Manitoba This partnership involves the Province of Manitoba Health Canada and Manitoba First Nations as represented by the AMC Other partners include federal agencies like Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada AANDC Industry Canada the RCMP and private sector telecommunications providers like Manitoba Telecom Services MTS The focus of the MFNTC is to advise on the use of information communication technology ICT for the positive development of health education economy and all sectors of First Nations society One aspect of this is the AMC eHealth team who are responsible for establishing an AMC Health Portal that will allow health workers from all First Nations to access necessary information However health experts from AMC s eHealth initiatives lacked technical capacity and expertise in infrastructure and technology development The founding members solicited their member Tribal Councils to recommend additional members with more broadband development experience At present the Executive Council includes two MFNTC Chiefs Chief David Crate from Fisher River Cree Nation and Chief Duke Beardy from Tataskweyak Split Lake Cree Nation and members from Broadband Communications North BCN Keewatin Tribal Council KTC and Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre MFNERC The MFNTC aims to connect all First Nations in the province to high speed broadband services by 2013 The AMC passed a resolution at the most recent annual general assembly to stand in support of the MFNTC as it seeks

    Original URL path: http://firstmile.ca/the-manitoba-first-nations-technology-council-mfntc/ (2016-04-30)
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