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5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years 6 months
Topic Spotlight
2011 / PDF
Note to the Reader: KO-K-Net Services Edition (October 15, 2009) I successfully defended this thesis on October 5th, and have made subsequent corrections and modifications since the previous pre-defense release. Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. Special thanks to Keewaytinook Okimakanak and K-Net Services. The 2009 INAC data set presented in Chapter 1 of this post-defense version...
Author(s): Adam Paul Fiser
5 years 6 months
Topic Spotlight
2012 / PDF
Broadband connectivity is being introduced to many BC First Nations, and along with the opportunities this provides to communities for improved education, health care, and social and economic development comes the challenge of managing this technology.For some communities, this may involve negotiating a contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to be the vendor and manager of the network...
Resource Producer: First Nations Technology Council
3 years 4 months
2015 / PDF
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. In the emergent network society, digital infrastructures, and information and communication technologies are powerful tools that can support self-government. In this context, we document the...
Author(s): Rob McMahon, University of Alberta, Tim LaHache, Kahnawà:ke Education Center, Tim Whiteduck, First Nations Education Council
5 years 6 months
2011 / PDF
This is a report of the findings of research commissioned by the Horizontal Policy Integration Division (HPID) of HRSDC. The objectives of the study were to determine the extent, nature and benefits of social media use by five vulnerable populations – Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, recent immigrants, the homeless and seniors – and by the institutions that serve them, and to explore...

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