Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff presents at OFNTSC annual conference

At the 6th Annual Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation conference at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay, Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff presented information about the Kuh-ke-nah Smart First Nations demonstration project during the Keynote Address at the Wednesday evening dinner. Ken Thomas, Assembly of First Nations Special Advisor to National Chief Matthew Coon Come, challenged the audience to begin planning for broadband Internet access in every First Nation across Ontario. He presented AFN’s plans to partner with a number of public and private sector groups to develop the National First Nations Broadband Network to connect every First Nation across Canada to broadband data services. Peter Campbell, KO Public Works Manager and OFNTSC Board member, introduced the project (read his speech). Brian Beaton, K-Net Services Coordinator, presented information about the Kuh-ke-nah project (its origins, work completed and plans for the future). The powerpoint presentation is available on-line.