KO Telehealth (KOTH) received funding from Canada Health Infoway (CHI) to document its operations and management structure as a model for other First Nations telehealth projects in the country.
The documents and reference material will be archived by CHI on their database that everyone is invited to use when they sign on as a member. There is already a large collection of valuable resource material on their searchable database. Click here to complete the registration to access the e-Health KnowledgeWay Portal.
An animated presentation showing how the various communication tools used in the delivery of telehealth share information is available online. Everyone is invited to guide the patient throughout an ideal telehealth office where they can see all the different telemedicine tools being used by the Community Telehealth Coordinators, the doctors and the nurses to share and access patient information. By clicking on each of these different devices, the viewer will then see how the information is transmitted within a secure and safe network. Jesse Fiddler, in Sandy Lake First Nation, was contracted to produce this Flash presentation.
The animation requires the latest version of Macromedia Flash to display properly on your computer. Click here to check out the Flash presentation providing you with a digital tour of a community telehealth station.
The critical role that the Community Telehealth Coordinators (CTCs) perform in the development and delivery of community-based telehealth is captured in a 17 minute DVD video. This production, lead by Cal Kenny - K-Net's Multi-media Producer, is broken up into smaller chapters that are available on-line. Click here for the KOTH web page with links to these videos.
The project management for the production of this telehealth documentation initiative was lead by the folks at the KO Research Institute.
Kwayaciiwin District Educational Resource Centre is presently advertising for 3 staff positions to assist Sioux Lookout district First Nations schools in implementing the district Kwayaciiwin bilingual/bicultural elementary curriculum guidelines. These postions are to be located in Sioux Lookout with travel to the First Nations. Each job is a full-time, term position from December 2005 to August 2006.
Click on the job title to read all the information on the Northern Nishnawbe Education Centre (NNEC) web site.
Dick Mackenzie has installed a live web cam at his place overlooking Pelican Lake for everyone to enjoy the view that he gets to see each day. He has made this service available as part of his business (Sweet Water Cruises), offering criuses on the lake.
Click here to see the live images of Sioux Lookout and Pelican Lake from his location. (must download plug-in to display the image)
Keeweaytinook Okimakanak is hosting another live web cam in Sioux Lookout that looks north along Eighth Avenue from their Sioux Lookout office. Click here to check out this camera (must download plug-in to display the image)
To see live web cams located in communities across Ontario visit http://www.2ontario.com/webcam/home.asp
After searching the web to research the water crisis at Kashechewan ...came across a website set up to discuss the Kashechewan water crisis ...
Patrick Periard has set up a website called http://www.kashechewanreserve.com. He would like feedback from the First Nations on this subject, and is encouraging comments and ideas ... Please check this site out and lend your voice ... help make a difference. ... Pauline Littledeer
Thunder Bay Aborginal Arts & Heritage Group will be hosting a Arts & Heritage Gathering, Thursday, November 17 and 18, 2005, at the Metis Nation of Ontario Community Centre ( 226 South May Street).
Artist Workshop and Art Market will be 9am to 4pm on both days and the Coffee House 7pm to 11pm on the evening of November 17. The Coffee House will be featuring The Ira Johnson and Friends Band.
Everyone is welcomed. Artists are encouraged to come out and participate in the workshop, Coffee House and Art Market.
For more information contact Jeanette Posine (Registration) at (807) 475-8146.
This is an open invitation to Aboriginal soccer players interested in playing for Team Ontario. Team Ontario will be sending two teams to Denver, Colarado for the upcoming North American Indigenous Games.
The age categories for the different teams include:
The tryouts for the Team Ontario will be held in Thunder Bay at the soccer sportsplex on Saturday, November 26, 2005. Preference will be given to Bantham and Midget girls but the divisions with the most interest, other than the two divsions mentioned could also be selected.
All those interested are welcome to attend the tryouts. For further information you can contact Michael Bottle at (807)928-2490 or 928-2299.
Equay-wuk (Women's Group) is sponsoring:
"Nishnawbe Women in Leadership 2005"
December 6-8, 2005 in Sioux Lookout, ON
The main goal of this project is to promote women's participation in First Nation elections.
Equay-wuk (Women's Group) will be hosting a "Nishnawbe Women in Leadership" workshop for women in remote aboriginal communities in northwestern Ontario. The workshop will be carried out using the resource, "Nishnawbe Women in Leadership - A Handbook for Aboriginal Women Running in First Nation Elections."
Potential delegates will fulfill the following criteria:
Women who want to attend this workshop are asked to write a Letter of Interest which tells us...
Deadline for submission of letters is: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 @ 4:00pm. Letters should be approximately 200 words or no more than 2 pages. All letters will remain confidential.
Due to limited resources, Equay-wuk is only able to cover the cost of one delegate per community - those served by Equay-wuk. Equay-wuk will cover delegates' workshop expenses such as travel, accommodations, meals, etc.
Successful delegates will be selected and notified by the Workshop Planning Committee. Women not selected are still welcome to attend, but at their own expense. Expenses include travel, accommodations, meals, and incidentals.
For more information on this workshop, visit: http://www.equaywuk.ca/posteroc.htm
Financial assistance was provided by the Women's Program, Status of Women Canada.
Langreen hands over keys to Chief Isaac Linklater, for the new KiHS Classroom in North Spirit Lake. North Spirit Lake KiHS has been teaching classes in the building since November 2004. This building was constructed as part of Industry Canada's Aboriginal Smart Communities demonstration program which ended in March 2005.
KiHS Begins Term 1B on Monday, Nov.14, 2005
CGC1P – Geography of Canada
ASM20 – Media Arts
PPZ30 – Health for Life