The Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute, lead by Brian Walmark, in partnership with Lakehead University's Faculty of Education, lead by Dr.Seth Agbo along with doctoral candidates, John McKenzie and Robert Jerome hosted a three day workshop in the KO office in Sioux Lookout the week of April 27. The workshop is a component of the SSHRC-funded research project, Digital Education in Remote First Nations, which involves the Keewaytinook Internet High School (http://kihs.knet.ca). For more information about this research initiative visit the project announcement at http://media.knet.ca/node/3222
Workshop participants included James Jefferies from Deer Lake (via videoconference) Charity Machimity from Saugeen, Kathleen Kosstachin from Fort Severn (via videoconference), Erin Bottle from Mishkeegogamang and Robin Ranger from Fort William First Nation.
As well, Kristy Tomkinson, MSc. Candidate,Capacity Development and Extension, School of Environmental Design & Rural Development at the University of Guelph traveled to Sioux Lookout to join the workshop and meet with the K-Net team. Kristy is working the K-Net team to research and explore the importance of the youth employment work being undertaken by KO in First Nation IT capacity development.
The workshop covered the following topics ...
Mon. Apr. 27, 2009 Travel day, Pre-Workshop Registration, Opening Remarks
Group Activity: Dinner & Sharing Circle - How would I describe "research" to my grandmother?
Tues. Apr. 28, 2009
Wed. Apr. 29, 2009
Post Workshop Activity: Video taped Interview-What am I doing with my new knowledge?