APTN is now webcasting the 1pm ET and 7pm ET National News. Everyone is invited to watch the News LIVE or the archived session at http://www.aptn.ca/streaming
For example on Monday, July 24 News webcast watch:
Paul Otis, Manager of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Water Plant Operator Training Program, spent the day in Sioux Lookout examining various e-learning strategies being used by the different KO programs.
The various e-learning demonstrations included a variety of communication tools that use the broadband network to support capacity building in remote and rural First Nations across Ontario. These include the use of:
Establishing a Kuhkenah Network connection at their training centre to enable the staff to develop and access these resources is now being planned.
For more information about the Water Plant Operator Training program visit www.watertraining.ca
VIDEOCOM Research Project (Video Communications on Broadband Networks) is a collaborative research initiative lead by the Susan O'Donnell from the National Research Centre and Sonja Berley from the University of New Brunswick.
VIDEOCOM is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Standard Research Grants 2006-2009, with in-kind contributions from the National Research Council, Keewaytinook Okimakanak, and Atlantic Canada's First Nations Help Desk.
VIDEOCOM is investigating video communications on broadband in First Nations communities, looking specifically at the social inclusion and citizen engagement aspects.
From the project overview ....
Video Communications on Broadband: Social Inclusion and Citizen Engagement
Every year, more Aboriginal communities across the country gain the capacity to use broadband for video communications. There is potential for Aboriginal communities to use video communications on broadband not only for distance learning and telehealth but also for becoming active producers of video content - for example collaborating on community-designed videoconferences sessions that build collective knowledge and producing collective videos to disseminate community views and information.
Key First Nations organizations are playing a leading role in developing, using and facilitating video communications in Canada. For example, the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) tribal council and K-Net in Northern Ontario use multi-site videoconferencing to conduct meetings, and they webstream the archived sessions for later use. KO uses broadband for an Internet High School that allows students to remain longer in their remote First Nations communities, and for various telehealth uses such as remote diagnosing of common health complaints that reduces the need for expensive and disruptive trips by air to hospitals in larger urban centres. Atlantic Canada's First Nations Helpdesk uses multi-site videoconferencing to facilitate communications between students in First Nations schools and webstreaming to disseminate videos created by students.
The VIDEOCOM project is led by Dr. Susan O'Donnell of the National Research Council and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, working with community research partners KO / K-Net / KORI in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario and Atlantic Canada's First Nations Help Desk in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The project is funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) from 2006 to 2009, with in-kind contributions by the research partners.
VIDEOCOM will develop case studies of these two community organizations - KO/K-Net and Atlantic Canada's First Nations Help Desk - to explore how they are using video communications to facilitate the inclusion and engagement of Aboriginal communities and especially of groups such as Aboriginal women and Aboriginal youth.
The research will be designed to assist the two organizations and their communities to continue to develop their capacity to conduct research and to use video communications to support their local inclusion and engagement activities.
Click here to read a paper entitled "Broadband Video Communication Research in First Nation Communities" by Susan O'Donnell and Sonja Berley that was presented at the Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference in Toronto this spring.
IROQUOIS NATIONALS FALL TO AUSTRALIA IN BRONZE MEDAL GAME
London, Ont. -- The Iroquois Nationals lost to Australia 21-8 in the Bronze Medal Game at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships. The Nationals finished the tournament as the fourth ranked team in the world.
The players and staff would like to thank everyone who supported the team during the tournament. Without the assistance of our fans, none of the team's accomplishments would have been possible.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Halifax, NS next year for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and in Manchester, England for the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships.
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|Adelaide, Australia - 1999|
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Perth, Australia - 2002
|Our individual team members have also achieved great success. We have NCAA All-Americans, professional players in the National Lacrosse League, and many International Lacrosse Federation World Team members. |
An indication of the quality of our players is that they are being recruited by national powerhouses in lacrosse, not only universities and colleges in the USA but also in Canada. Gewas Schindler has competed in three World Championships. He led his Loyola Greyhounds to 4 NCAA Tournaments, and is a three time All-American. Gewas was picked in the first round of the National Lacrosse League 1999 draft.
|Cam Bomberry and Neal Powless are both three time All-Americans at Nazareth. Powless led Nazareth to two Division III Championships. Marshall Abrams, a standout defenseman on the Iroquois team has also made a name for himself at Syracuse University, earning three time All-American honors, and most notably, Defenseman of the Year in 2000. Marshall is a first-round draft pick for both box and field professional leagues.|
|Team members Rex Lyons and Drew Bucktooth have also made notables strides for the Iroquois. Rex is the only Iroquois player who has competed in all of the International games since 1983, scoring the most goals at the ILF World Games in Baltimore in 1998. Drew made the 1996 All World Team in Tokyo, Japan (at the age of 15) and made history when he was named to the World Team again 1999, making him the only player in the world to be selected to the ILF U-19 World Team twice!|
|The International Lacrosse Federation is the governing body of modern world lacrosse. The ILF Championships are held biannually between national teams from eleven countries of the world, including; Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Iroquois, Japan, Scotland, Sweden, United States, and Wales. |
In July of 1998, the ILF Men's Championship in Baltimore, Maryland was a wonderful experience for the Iroquois, as they move up one giant step to fourth place in the world. Their play in 1998 served notice that the Iroquois Nationals are coming!
Our progress continued, in the 1999 at the Under -19 World Games in Adelaide, Australia, where we moved up again. Three of our players, Drew Bucktooth, Lance Mitchell, and Rodney Redeye were named to the ILF World Team. Delby Powless of Six Nations Territory, Ontario, was one of the top five leading scorers in the entire international competition. Delby was chosen first overall by the Buffalo Bandits in the 2004 National Lacrosse League draft.
|Aboriginal Media Program|
Updated Thursday, June 08, 2006
Oshki and NAN are working with IBM to host a 3 day camp for young people (8 to 14 years of age) starting August 15. Everyone interested is encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible because there are only 20 seats available.
Click here for a copy of the complete registration package (PDF document)
August 1-3, 2006
Fort William First Nation and Online
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is pleased to present Mii-Kwen-Daan – Continuing the Dialogue Workshop. It is an opportunity for participants, in-person and online, to contribute to the efforts of the medical school in serving the health needs of Aboriginal peoples, on and off-reserve. It will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the progress that NOSM has made in addressing the issues raised during the first Aboriginal Workshop in the Anishinaabeg community of Wauzhushk Onigum (June 10 - 12, 2003). The workshop is part of a regional consultation that includes all members organizations that form the Aboriginal Reference Group of the medical school. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to comment on the work of the NOSM in five critical areas, including: Communications, Community Engagement, Curriculum, Research, and Admissions
Visit the conference website:www.meeting.knet.ca
► Agenda► Online Registration► Travel and Accommodation Info► Discussion Forums► Session Summaries► Other Links & Resources
The conference website will feature a live broadcast available to anyone with high-speed internet access to join from their home/office computer. Online participants will be engaged by an online facilitator throughout the conference to facilitate questions to presenters and online discussions. First Nations who are not able to attend in person are welcome to participate on-line. The website also facilitates ongoing discussion forums (pre and post conference) and all sessions will be archived for future viewing. More...
Three members of the Seven Generations Institute (http://www.7generations.org/) visited K-Net to identify strategies to ensure First Nations in Treaty 3 are able to access video conferencing services.
Philipp Budka is visiting Sioux Lookout to learn about the possibilities of conducting his doctoral thesis and research about the Kuhkenah Network and the online MyKnet.Org community. Philipp describes himself as "a social anthropologist from Vienna, Austria" on his web site.
During this past week (July 7 to 16), Philipp sent time meeting with members of the K-Net team and various people who know about the work completed to support the development of K-Net and MyKnet.Org. He spent one day visiting the three communities in Lac Seul First Nation (http://lacseul.firstnation.ca) to learn about their network connections and attended the pow-wow in Wauzhusk Onigum First Nation.(www.ratportagefirstnation.com) over the weekend.
From Philipp's web site at http://philbu.net
Beside providing resources about the anthropology of cyberculture, this website focuses on the use of information and communication technologies by indigenous groups, organisations and networks.
Arranged and maintained by Philipp Budka, a social anthropologist from Vienna, Austria, this site gives an overview on his work and education.
More private as well as professional activities are documented in Philipp Budka's blog (in German but with lots of pictures).
Philipp Budka can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org