Technology

First Nations Technology Council

Mailing Address: 
1108 - 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Description: 

The First Nations Technology Council (FNTC) was created by a First Nations Summit Resolution to develop a First Nations Technology Plan to ensure that all 203 BC First Nations:

  • Are connected with high speed broadband;
  • Have access to affordable, qualified technical support; and,
  • Have the skills needed to access technologies that can improve their lives.

Subsequent Resolutions passed by the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations Chiefs have given FNTC the further mandate to:

  • Develop an Integrated Information Management Strategy;
  • Establish a Common Services Organization to support the development of technologies and applications in First Nations communities; and,
  • Develop the Fully Integrated Technologies (FIT) Community Model.

First Nations Technology Council

Mailing Address: 
1108-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7
Description: 

The First Nations Technology Council (the Technology Council) was created by First Nation communities in British Columbia and endorsed by the First Nations Summit in 2002, to complete specific technology related objectives on behalf of the 203 First Nation communities.

Vision Statement

"Empowering First Nations to revitalize and unite communities through technology and innovation"

 

Our Mandate
"The Mandate of the First Nations Technology Council is to support the technology needs of First Nations in BC by engaging in activities to implement or enhance access to and use of technology services such as Connectivity, Capacity-Building, Information Management and Technology Support and Services, and others as directed by First Nations in BC and the BC First Nations Leadership."

 

This mandate has been endorsed by the First Nations Summit Society, the Union of BC Chiefs, and the BC Assembly of First Nations

 

Our Goals
The Four Goals of the Technology Council are:

 

1. To support the number of First Nations communities accessing high or higher speed connectivity.

 

2. To increase the digital literacy of First Nations individuals and communities to ensure they benefit fully from technology.

 

3. To work with First Nations communities to determine their unique information management needs and to partner with qualified companies or agencies to develop appropriate programs and software to meet these needs.

 

4. To provide First Nations communities with technology support as close to them as possible and in a format that meets them at their technical literacy level.

 

 

 

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