North Spirit Lake

Summer Students in North Spirit Lake

North Spirit Lake First Nation Band Council has hired a number of summer students in the community.  Each student started working, Monday, July 7, 2003.

Check out the pictures that Michelle Campbell is taking and working with Arnold Thompson to post on the North Spirit Lake web site.

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North Spirit Lake celebrates Keewaytinook Okimakanak's tenth anniversary.

North Spirit Lake celebrated KO's tenth year anniversary at the local e-Centre. Several community members showed up for this event. The food along with refreshments were enjoyed by all. You can see the pictures here.

North Spirit Lake Band Members receive S100 Fire Figthing Training

Last week, ministry of Natural Resources personnel came to North Spirit Lake to deliver the first level of forest fire fighting training to four local band members. Check out the pictures at

Link's Store in NSL - Ready for Business Aboriginal Day!!!

Link's Store is set to be open on June 21, 2002 (Aboriginal Day). Numerous items such as pop, chips, hotdogs and hamburgers will be sold. Watch for the Grand Opening soon. The store will be open at 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

NSL Smart Project Workshops

The series of Smart Community Planning workshops for North Spirit Lake got underway this week. The weather and other happenings provided the North Spirit Lake staff with several challenges. The Monday evening planning and introductory session had to be done using video conferencing because none of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff could fly into North Spirit Lake. KO staff in Balmertown and Sioux Lookout were able to connect with community members in North Spirit Lake to provide everyone with an overview of what was to happen over this week. Day one of our workshops were very promising. Community members participated in workshop activities such as discussions, exchanging ideas, and asking questions about the SMART project. Click here to see the pictures of the workshops from Day's 1, 2 and 3.

North Spirit Lake continues to plan for the SMART project

Galin Kora, Ricardo Ramírez and Brian Beaton travelled to North Spirit Lake First Nation on May 23 -25, to meet with the Chief and Council and other community members to discuss and plan for Keewaytinook Okimakanak's SMART initiative. Galin and Ricardo work with Telecommons Development Group ( which is partnering with Keewaytinook Okimakanak to develop a set of tools that will be used to gather information about how ICTs are being used in the First Nations to affect economic and social changes. Together with the community, plans are being made to prepare for a community workshop in the fall that will examine how community members and groups want to use ICTs within their community over the next three years.

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Video Conferencing in North Spirit Lake (2001-05-02)

John Moreau and Lars Dixon (K-Net Technicians) went into North Spirit Lake the first week in May to install the new video conferencing unit at the North Spirit Lake SMART building. John put a lot of pictures around the community to document the local community network.
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