INAC official visits KIHS in Balmertown and North Caribou Lake

Roger Howse, Education Program Officer at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, traveled to Balmertown on Tuesday, January 31 to learn about Keewaytinook Okimakanak education programs. Discussions about how to ensure the Keewaytinook Internet High School ( is sustained and adequately funded included a half day charter into North Caribou Lake First Nation to visit the local school, KiHS classroom and Wahsa Distance Education Learning Centre. While in North Caribou, a video conference with the KIHS classroom in Fort William provided an opportunity for Roger to meet with Craig Hardy, KIHS teacher for his home community.

The Ontario Regional Management Organization with Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet program discussions included a video conference with Joe Poirier, Program Officer at the First Nations SchoolNet in Ottawa and Carl Seibel, Telecom Officer with FedNor in Thunder Bay.

Freda Kenny, KIHS Vice-principal was able to join the meeting via video conference from the KIHS classroom in Keewaywin First Nation.

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