Telecom infrastructure serving remote First Nations in northern Ontario now end-of-life

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

During a June 2009 presentation to all levels of government, telecom officials warned everyone that the existing microwave telecommunications network serving 18 remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario is in danger of failing. Lightening strikes or equipment failure could result in extended outage periods because the equipment is now "end-of-life" and spare parts are very difficult to access.

First Nation leaders working to prevent H1N1 infections while Ottawa sends body bags

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

From CBC.ca

Ottawa sends body bags to Manitoba reserves

September 16, 2009

Aboriginal leaders in Manitoba are horrified that some of the reserves hardest hit by swine flu in the spring have received dozens of body bags from Health Canada.

The body bags — which were sent to the remote northern reserves of Wasagamack and God's River First Nation — came in a shipment of hand sanitizers and face masks.

Pikangikum First Nation receiving funds from Ontario to build training facility

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Ontario press release 

Pikangikum First Nation Builds Training Facility - McGuinty Government Investment Will Prepare Workers For New Job Opportunities

September 16, 2009

Aboriginal workers in Northwestern Ontario will soon be able to train for jobs in forestry, tourism and mining at a new education facility. 

Community Forests - a viable alternative for First Nations to Ontario's present corporate approach

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

In preparation for the upcoming consultation sessions (see press release below) different groups are preparing material to present to the government concerning building and sustaining the forests for local, value added enterprises and economic development initiatives. The concept of Community Forests is once again being considered by some as a viable alternative to the corporate exploitation of this valuable resource that is presently occurring.

Students Build Ties to Community to Stand Up for the Rights of Aboriginal Women

Submitter Name: 
Algoma University, Communications
Submitters Email: 
communications@algomau.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
09/11/2009

Algoma University Student Union Media Release

Students Build Ties to Community to Stand Up for the Rights of Aboriginal Women


Algoma University Students Bring 'Sisters in Spirit' Campaign to Sault Ste. Marie

KO partners with NADF and PARO to offer online Business and Personal Finance Training series

Submitter Name: 
Franz Seibel
Submitters Email: 
franzseibel@knet.ca

20 remote First Nations link together by videoconference planning and sharing pandemic preparations

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

This past week (see workshop agenda below) the Chiefs and the Health Directors from the remote First Nations in the Sioux Lookout zone attended a one day workshop to discuss concerns about the Pandemic H1N1 Flu Virus. 

KO Telemedicine (KOTM - http://telemedicine.knet.ca) hosted the H1N1 Workshop for the Chiefs, Council and Health Directors through video conferencing.

AFN and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society asking Canadians to support Human Rights case

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Everyone is asked to go on line to www.fnwitness.ca and sign up to be a witness to the tribunal saying you will follow the case by attending in person or through the media and make up your own mind about whether the federal government is treating First Nations children fairly.

 AFN Press Release

Prayer Day for Mother Earth and the Environment set for Sept 16 on Parliament Hill

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

Press Release

Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation - a one day World Bank online workshop

Submitter Name: 
Brian Beaton
Submitters Email: 
brianbeaton@knet.ca

You are invited to participate in person or via live webcast/social media in this e-Development Thematic Group Workshop:

"Mobile Innovations for Social and Economic Transformation. From Pilots to Scaled-up Implementation"

Time: September 16, 2009, 9:00 am - 5:15 p.m (All times Washington DC)

You can watch live and recorded webcast at: www.worldbank.org/edevelopment/live