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1 year 9 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
The current needs and abilities of your community are important to consider when choosing an IM system. Two factors identified for successful uploading of Information Management solutions are planning and time management.
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
1 year 9 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
This resource contains a comparative outline of various Internet connectivity options. It is an overview of the capabilities and infrastructure provided by each technology.To learn more about the First Nations Technology Council and the First Nations in BC Knowledge Network visit our websites here:http://www.technologycouncil.ca/http://fnbc.info/
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 9 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
The Internet and Internet usage patterns have grown and are continuing to grow. Expectations of speed and reliability have increased along with high bandwidth usage patterns such as video conferencing, video streaming and cloud operations. These patterns have increased the need for higher Internet connections speeds.These charts provide an outline for today’s usage habits/needs by outlining the...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nations Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 9 months
Topic Spotlight
2015 /
Using what we have learned so far, the First Nations Tech Council have started a Getting Started Checklist to inform communities building connectivity. This check list is meant to be responsive to experience and we will update it to incorporate new information and ideas. We encourage Knowledge Network community members to share their thoughts in the survey linked at the bottom of the page.Here is...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
1 year 11 months
Topic Spotlight
2007 / PDF
Few people are satisfied with the Indian Act, but no one will deny its importance. For the individuals to whom it applies, the Act is a basic and specific constitutional document. It defines their rights and entitlements, their citizenship and their relationship to the federal and provincial governments. It provides the mechanisms that include or exclude them from membership in a Band. For First...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): Frances Abele
2 years 1 day
Topic Spotlight
2011 / PDF
Across Canada, rural and remote First Nations face a significant 'digital divide'. As self-determining autonomous nations in Canada, these communities are building broadband systems to deliver public services to their members and residents. To address this challenge, First Nations are working towards a variety of innovative, locally driven broadband development initiatives. This paper contributes...
Author(s): Rob McMahon Mr., Simon Fraser University; Susan O'Donnell Dr., University of New Brunswick; Richard Smith Dr., Simon Fraser University; Brian Walmark, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute (KORI); Brian Beaton, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Kuhkenah Netwo
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
2 years 2 weeks
Topic Spotlight
2015 / PDF
There are many different Internet services available. Each system has advantages and disadvantages and some may be more readily available than others in your community. In order to provide a basic understanding of each we have compiled a list of the major technologies available in BC.
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
Author(s): First Nation Technology Council
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
3 years 4 months
Topic Spotlight
2005 /
This checklist helps to provide communities with items to consider when they are engaging an Internet Service Provider.
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
3 years 6 months
Topic Spotlight
2011 /
This paper covers several areas. First, it reviews a number of general internet applications such as the world wide web, email, file transfer, instant messaging and chat, and videoconferencing.For each application, a short description of the application and its usefulness and importance is given. Following this, a description of the typical bandwidth (speed) requirements for the application is...
Found in: Connectivity | Operations
3 years 6 months
Topic Spotlight
2010 /
Executive SummaryThis report paints a picture of First Nations and Inuit community-based broadband networks and information and communication technologies in Canada. It highlights the very different levels of broadband infrastructure and connectivity that exist across the country. Even at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, many of these communities remain unserved or underserved...
Author(s): Rob McMahon, PhD Candida te, Simon Fraser University Dr. Susan O’Donnell, University of New Brunswick Dr. Richard Smith, Simon Fraser University Jason Woodman Simmonds, PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick Brian Walmark, Keewaytinook Okimakanak

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