Indigenous peoples are addressing the ongoing impacts of settler colonialism through a variety of expressions of community resurgence. Among these initiatives are those leveraging digital technologies.
Ferrus Computer Services is based out of Saskatchewan and has been developing software and working with First Nation administrations for over 20 years. ASAP computer programs are designed and tailored to meet the needs of band administrations, auditors and AANDC personnel.
This resource contains a list of common terms to help readers start navigating First Nations connectivity. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but to provide a basic understanding of the technical terms and concepts of connectivity.
This resource contains a comparative outline of various Internet connectivity options. It is an overview of the capabilities and infrastructure provided by each technology.
The Internet is delivered to communities through a number of technologies including, phone lines, cable, satellite and fibre optics. There are a number of major network and service providers working with First Nations throughout BC and each provider offers different connectivity solutions.
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.
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.
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.
This article analyzes the sites of struggle through which First Peoples have negotiated communication and cultural rights for broadcasting (1991), telecommunications, and Internet infrastructure in rural and remote indigenous communities in Canada’s Northern territories, focusing mainly though no
At the contemporary historical moment, innovations in networked digital technologies are rapidly diffusing around the world, impacting terrains of economics and politics, languages, mobilities, and cultures.