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  • How to Participate CRTC | FirstMile
    a fax to 1 819 994 0218 2 Send a letter of support for the intervention submitted by the First Mile Connectivity Consortium and K atl odeeche First Nation Express your support click here to email Rob McMahon who is the contact for the First Mile Connectivity Consortium and K atlodeeche First Nation in these hearings Click here for an sample letter of support 3 Participate either in person or by videoconference in the intervention submitted by the First Mile Connectivity Consortium and K atlodeeche First Nation Click here to send an email to the First Mile Connectivity Consortium indicating your intention to participate in the Public Hearings on June 19 or 20 This entry was posted in CRTC Bookmark the permalink Post navigation B C Communities prepare for National Satellite Initiative Transition Media Coverage from Northwestel Hearings CRTC 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

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  • CRTC Hearing Index | FirstMile
    if you would like to participate or have any questions On June 19 and 20 2013 the First Mile connectivity consortium K atl odeeche First Nation and the Eeyou Communications Network presented to the CRTC regarding several aspects of Northwestel s proposed Modernization Plan Generally the three parties focused on issues of access affordability and the potential for infrastructure development in the North to support economic and community development They argued that northern residents should be offered opportunities to participate in these developments as producers as well as consumers of telecommunications services Follow the links below to learn more Hearings in Inuvik and Whitehorse More information about the Hearings Background preparation for Hearings This entry was posted in CRTC FMCC Bookmark the permalink Post navigation K atl odeeche First Nation Fiber Optic Construction 2011 2013 CRTC Review of Northwestel s Modernization Plan 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

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  • Who is Involved in the CRTC hearing | FirstMile
    C Eeyou Communications Network QC Keewaytinook Okimakanak K Net Services ON First Nations Education Council QC Atlantic Canada First Nations Help Desk Atlantic Canada First Nations Technology Council BC University of New Brunswick NB Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology BC Kativik Regional Government QC Learn how to get involved in this initiative Click here to send an email to our First Mile contact for the CRTC hearings Rob McMahon This entry was posted in CRTC FMCC Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Media Coverage from Northwestel Hearings CRTC Technology at Alaqsite w Gitpu School 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

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  • Media Coverage from Northwestel Hearings CRTC | FirstMile
    and Mail June 19 2013 NorthwesTel rivals pitch telecom projects at CRTC hearings Northern News Services Online June 22 2013 Northerners get voice in telecommunications Whitehorse Star stories behind a paywall Northerners need comparable services CRTC told Northwestel president defends company s record Recorded audio from the CRTC MP3 audio files Initial presentations June 19 MP3 audio Responses June 20 http firstmile ca wp content uploads 2015 03 2013 First Mile team June 20 at CRTC mp3 Resource Page on KNET Media Links background and summary of Hearings This entry was posted in CRTC Bookmark the permalink Post navigation How to Participate CRTC Who is Involved in the CRTC hearing 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

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  • Idle No More Videoconference Reaches International Audience | FirstMile
    of the East Coast Idle No More group They organized the videoconference to reach out to students in First Nation schools across Canada The intention of the event was to engage and empower First Nation youth to discuss the issues associated with Idle No More Learn more about Idle No More Guest speakers on the videoconference call included Chief Isador Day Tanya Kappo and Taiaiake Alfred Chief Day from Serpent River First Nation a long term advocate for treaty rights has been involved in numerous grassroots movements He helped bring the Idle No More movement to national attention Tanya Kappo was the first person to use the IdleNoMore hashtag on Twitter on November 30th 2012 She is also involved in educating people about the implications of Bill C 45 Taiaiake Alfred is a Professor of indigenous governance at the University of Victoria and is a highly regarded First Nations scholar During the videoconference event each of these presenters spoke to the importance of action and of educating others about the Idle No More movement Other speakers on the call included youth involved in grassroots movements in their home communities The videoconference coordinators Molly Peters and Shelley Young also spoke to the audience about the importance of education and empowerment This videoconference began with the intent of reaching out to students in First Nation schools across Canada In the end not only students participated people from all over the world joined in This demonstrates how videoconferencing technology and connectivity can bring this national debate to a global audience and encourage international dialogue One amazing aspect of this conference was how social media was used to mobilize a large national audience Kindred spirits around the world viewed learned and shared in a manner unthinkable only a few years ago It is clear

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  • Development Communication in the Canadian North: A University Course Project on First Nations’ Media | FirstMile
    the issues discussed in the course It also provided awareness of the need for development oriented communication closer to home and of innovative communication project that can serve as models for initiatives elsewhere The First Mile project facilitated the necessary contacts with the various local organizations and both Rob McMahon First Mile Simon Fraser University and Darlene Thomson Nunavut E Association gave guest lectures in the course and discussed relevant issues with the students Six projects were studied ranging from classic community media to a cutting edge social media platform and from language preservation to technological literacy MyKnet is an online social networking site that was created in 1998 by the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council in Northern Ontario to connect people within and between remote First Nation communities by providing an online environment to share stories and pictures A Different Spin is a video production project that trains youth and local residents to film and produce videos in various First Nation communities across Northern British Columbia Adoption of Technology for Economic Change utilizes interactive learning technologies to bring youth together with Elder community members to foster community economic development and cultural preservation integrating technological know how with an Indigenous worldview Similarly the Ojibway Language App acts as a bridge between technology and culture by providing a digital lexicon of Ojibway terms and phrases Developed initially for personal use the application has grown into a larger business endeavour Note this article was not posted as there is already a Community Story about the Ojibway Language App on the First Mile site All the Voices was created by Ryakuga Grassroots Communications in Newfoundland and Labrador as a set of grassroots participatory community media educating community members in media production Good Learning Anywhere is a literacy project created by the Sioux Hudson Literacy Council providing 850 participants with online studying and learning facilities The interviews conducted by the students unveiled a number of common goals and characteristics across several of the projects such as creating access and empowerment bringing the community together to share stories creating an interactive dialogue instead of a one way flow of information and preserving as well as celebrating local cultures Key challenges included funding and sustainability The funding issue is certainly familiar in the development context where projects often adapt to donor interests rather than community needs and where the end of funding often leads to the end of the project The conclusions from the student projects also relate to other aspects of development communication theory and practice such as the important role of self organization and the tension between tradition and modernity What is at stake for example when a local initiative uses hegemonic technology such as smart phones and tablet PCs to distribute traditional knowledge within First Nations communities How do dynamics of westernization and modernization play out are countered or used productively How do business led initiatives interact with classic public or community run projects Most importantly the interviews demonstrate a focus on a form of

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  • Jessi Jones | FirstMile | Page 2
    for or with Posted in Community Stories Saugeen Driftwood The Saugeen First Nation Fibre optic Network Posted on December 8 2012 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones Saugeen First Nation Ontario Saturday 8 December 2012 08 48 PM Saugeen First Nation is the proud owner and operator of a high speed fibre optic network Prior to the installation of the new network Saugeen was only able to access low speed DSL with a connection speed of 1mb s and many homes outside the main village were only Posted in Community Stories Ontario K atlodeeche First Nation s Fibre Network Posted on October 22 2012 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones K atlodeeche First Nation Northwest Territories Monday 22 October 2012 04 21 PM On October 11 2012 Lyle Fabian from K atl odeeche First Nation KFN gave a presentation about his community s plans for a locally owned and operated fibre optic network The forum was the Pathways to Prosperity Conference held from Oct 10 12 2012 in Yellowknife The Posted in Community Stories Territories First Nations Digital Jam Posted on October 3 2012 July 28 2015 by Jessi Jones Alert Bay British Columbia British Columbia Wednesday 3 October 2012 11 50 AM Early in 2012 Sue Hanley former coordinator of the First Nations Technology Council of British Columbia attended a student showcase at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver This event inspired her to develop a project to bring together Masters of Digital Posted in British Columbia Community Stories Cowichan Tribes and the Mustimuhw Health Data Management System Posted on October 3 2012 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones Cowichan Tribes British Columbia Wednesday 3 October 2012 11 25 AM Mustimuhw pronounced Moose tee mook is a Coast Salish word meaning all of the people It is also the name of a community electronic medical record cEMR management system developed byCowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island It is currently used by First Nations across B C Saskatchewan and Posted in British Columbia Community Stories The Manitoba First Nations Technology Council MFNTC Posted on September 21 2012 July 28 2015 by Jessi Jones Manitoba Manitoba Friday 21 September 2012 05 33 PM The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs AMC recently established the Manitoba First Nations Technology Council MFNTC This new organization consolidates broadband advocacy work to enhance the voice of Manitoba s First Nations with regards to technology development in the province It was formed with the support of two Posted in Community Stories Manitoba Saskatchewan First Mile Video Seabird Island Connectivity Story Posted on September 21 2012 April 8 2015 by Jessi Jones Agassiz British Columbia Friday 21 September 2012 06 59 PM In 2007 the Seabird Island Band launched a wireless broadband network to provide services to their community members Seabird Wi fi is fully owned and operated by the band and receives no external funding It connects local services such as health and education It also provides Posted in British Columbia Community Stories First Mile Video Tyendinaga Community

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  • Natoaganeg (Eel Ground First Nation) | FirstMile
    Acadian Forest is endangered According to a GeoConnections media release The traditional territory of Eel Ground is surrounded by a very active forestry industry Over 50 pulp and paper veneer and saw mills can be found in and around Eel Ground In order to protect and restore the health of their traditional lands the people of Natoaganeg have partnered with GeoConnections under the Sustainable Communities Initiative SCI Recently Natoaganeg acquired a Global Positioning System and they have been using this system to refine the accuracy of extensive mapping projects most of which have used Geographic Imagining System computer software As the head of Eel Ground s Straight Arrow Specialized Lumber Products Stephen Ginnish notes The GPS lets us test our paper notes and the digitized information to make sure what we re producing in our maps is 99 9 accurate On top of this the GIS and GPS can help project how different forestry practices will play out in the long term Natoaganeg is able to combine the use of GIS and GPS technologies with traditional knowledge of plant and animal life in their territory As a result they are developing standard setting forestry practices that recognize the forests as more than simply an exploitable commodity At the same time they are using their experience and knowledge with this technology to help other First Nations protect their lands Click here to find Natoaganeg Eel Ground First Nation on Google Maps This entry was posted in Atlantic Community Stories Bookmark the permalink Post navigation Keewaytinook Centre for Excellence On the Path of The Elders 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

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