The eBario Knowledge Fair occurred on the days of Dec 6-9, 2007 in the small village of Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia.
The United Nation Development Program (UNDP) invited K-Net and Jesse Fiddler was sent to give a presentation on our work in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) here in Northern Ontario, Canada.
The Knowledge Fair had 2 concurrent workshop themes with one focusing on the local Bario ICT accomplishments and challenges, and the other focusing on the UNDP gathering to examine Asian Indigenous ICT and Media issues.
Letter of the day - Dec 7 2007
The Council of Canadians is launching an online campaign to pressure Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stand up for the right to water at the United Nations.
There is no denying that a global water crisis is underway.
Press Release ...
Two conflicting stories in the Winnipeg Free Press indicates there is still lots of confusion about how Residential School Survivors are being supported in their communities by Northern Stores (see below for the December 6 story - North West nixes fees for survivors' cheques)
From Winnipeg Free Press - December 8, 2007
By Alexandra Paul
Susan Walker (DANCE WRITER) - Dec 08, 2007
LAC LA CROIX, ONT.–There's a skim of ice on the puddles, a whistle to the wind off the lake and a young buck, gutted down the middle, hangs from a tree next to the water, shot through the head a few days earlier.
By JULIO GOMES - December 7, 2007
The chief and other councillors of a remote Northern Ontario native community are prepared to go to jail for disobeying a court order that allows exploratory drilling on what they consider traditional lands.
By PETER BURKOWSKI - December 6, 2007
Matawa First Nations members now have several new employment and training options at their fingertips.
NAN and KI press release ...
THUNDER BAY, ON - December 7, 2007: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris, councilor Sam McKay, and community member Mark Anderson today invited jail time in favour of Aboriginal and treaty rights to proper and adequate consultation and accommodation prior to exploration or development on KI traditional territory.