Keewaywin's First Video Conference Community Meeting

The first on-line community meeting in Keewaywin took place on January 26, 2001. Brian Beaton went to Keewaywin on January 25 to deliver and set up the community's first Polycom videoconferencing unit (configured by Dan, John and Adi before leaving Sioux Lookout). The unit was set up in the school library where the community router is presently located. The set up turned out to be a short plug and play exercise thanks to the configurations completed by K-Net staff. Lucy Kakegamic, Lorraine Kakegamic, Allison Kakepetum and Jonathn Kakegamic participated in a number of short training sessions on January 25 to get comfortable with this communication medium. Read the Full Story and Photogallery

Official Grand Opening of Keewaytinook Internet High School on-line

Keewaytinook Okimakanak celebrates the Official Grand Opening of KIHS in Balmertown, Poplar Hill, Fort Severn and North Spirit Lake. See our guestbook, photo gallery, words of congratulations and more!

NORTH Network Telehealth Workshop

The NORTH Network hosted a workshop for their 14 participating sites (Medical Directors and Site Coordinators). Some of the people working in partnership with them on the development of the Northwestern Ontario Telehealth Initiative and the Central Ontario Initiative were invited to attend this workshop. Keewaytinook Okimakanak was represented at this workshop by Orpah McKenzie, Penny Carpenter and Brian Beaton. See our pictures

Ontario's Attorney General, James Flaherty visits Fort Severn First Nation

Ontario's Attorney General, James Flaherty (Minister responsible for the Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat) visits Fort Severn First Nation - see the pictures of the visit and the community (January 11, 2001 trip by Brian Beaton)

Fort Severn Nursing Station video conferencing

Fort Severn First Nation Nursing Station is now able to connect with the Zone Hospital via video conferencing (See the pictures) (December 2000)

Introduction to the Internet

Madeline Stoney, Fort Severn's Computer Technician, shares a story about the introduction of the Internet in her community. Read her story (December 2000)

Keewaywin gets telephones

Keewaywin First Nation residents now have their phones working thanks to many partners including FedNor, NOHFC, ONAS, INAC and Bell Canada! See their on-line Telephone Directory for their new phone numbers (December 4, 2000)