Keewaytinook Okimakanak's display and tours at Chiefs of Ontario gathering

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is setting up an information display at the Chiefs of Ontario meeting being held this week at Pelican Falls First Nations High School in Sioux Lookout.

The KO team will be providing the Chiefs of Ontario First Nations with information and demonstrations about the different programs and services beingĀ supported in their communities. These include:

  • Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) - video conferencing services, network development, youth employment, First Nations SchoolNet, webcasting, etc
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telemedicine (KOTM) - telehealth services, health education, etc
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Water Plant Operator Training
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute
  • other tribal council programs and services (Public Works, Health, Finance, Economic Development, etc)

The highlight of the week will be a Fish Fry at Lac Seul First Nation's Makwa Lodge that will include a tour of the new Health Centre at Kejick Bay, a telemedicine demonstration along with a ceremony to honour the new telebaby and those involved in the birthing process that took place on June 19 (click here to see the KNEWS story).

Tours of K-Net along with meetings and discussions will be supported throughout the week. Cal Kenny, K-Net's Multi-media Coordinator, will be inviting community leaders and guests to share their stories about their community networks and their dreams for connections in their communities. Watch for pictures and webcasts from the meeting space ...

Everyone is invited to stop by the Keewaytinook Okimakanak display that will be located in the school library, just down the hall from the meeting area.