First Nation youth share their success stories online during video conference

Members of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak team, lead by Darlene Rae, worked with Manitoba's First Nations SchoolNet team to host a two hour video conference with First Nation youth from across Ontario and Manitoba.

The video conference was held yesterday afternoon, February 20. The gathering was web streamed and archived and is available for viewing online at (on Page 4 under FNS Ont_Man Youth Conference). Please Note: viewers do require the codec for displaying these videos that will pop-up when you click on the video.

Youth presenters spoke about their work in their First Nations in supporting the introduction and development of local ICT networks and applications. Some of the presentations included:

  • Jesse Fiddler / Curtis Drake – Sandy Lake First Nation – Demonstration on line training
  • Ryan Kemash (Manitoba FNS Helpdesk) - Online support using Messenger
  • Christopher Foltz / Lisabeth Boissoneau – Garden River First Nation - the importance of ICTs in their community
  • Andrew Wavey – Fox Lake - Former Youth Intern Success Story
  • Derek Kanate – North Caribou Lake First Nation – Nov 2006 Youth Training session in Sioux Lookout
  • Richard Debassige - M'Chigeeng First Nation - A video tour of my community
  • Shauna Spence / Angeline Nelson - Orientation and Training Session June/July 2006 for Manitoba youth
  • Terry Moreau (Lac Seul) / Franz Seibel – Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute Youth Employment placement
  • Beverly Endanawas – Sheshegwaning First Nation - setting up and using the video conferencing equipment
  • Chris Guimond – Sagkeeng & Andrew Wavey – Fox Lake - Broadband Connectivity and the Community
  • Cal Kenny – Lac Seul First Nation – Video Production and online multi-media training
  • Jason Bruyere, Desmond Blacksmith - Community Contribution, Employment Enhancement and Opportunities