NationTalk.ca is the Worlds First Indigenous Hyperlocal Network
“To deliver communications by and between Aboriginal people as well as the non-Aboriginal organizations that participate effectively within our community and economy daily”
– Founder & CEO, Don Barraclough
Incorporated in 2006, by Aboriginal entrepreneur Don Barraclough, NationTalk started as a newswire and listing service that aggregated information relevant to the Aboriginal communities in Canada. Since inception, NationTalk has distributed over 65,000 Aboriginal specific media releases, and provided over $200,000 in communication services to numerous charitable, not-for-profit and small Aboriginal business owners across Canada.
Today, NationTalk is the best way to reach out to the Aboriginal communities with more than 15,000 daily newsletter subscribers and over 2 million page impressions a year through its website. Our services include:
- Daily Aboriginal specific news
- Press releases relevant to the Aboriginal communities
- Job listings
- Event listings
- Tender listings
- Original content
- Online radio station
NationTalk.ca is Hyperlocal
Hyperlocal or hyper-local (adjective): Relating to a network of very specific community or geographical areas.
-BuzzWords, MacMillan Dictionary
NationTalk is now revolutionizing how the Aboriginal communities communicate.
Using existing and emerging technologies, NationTalk has made it possible for Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs to duplicate its website NationTalk.ca, as a separate website customized for local audiences. NationTalk, can then automatically share with, as well as receive information from these regional sites, including advertisements across the network.
This allows the creation of websites with local information such as jobs, advertisements and news for communities as small as a village, while also including regional and national information drawn from NationTalk.ca. This in turn becomes an income opportunity for entrepreneurs or communities running the website, and local journalists contributing news.
By bring about the hyperlocal revolution, NationTalk is helping improve the climate for information sharing with, and within the Aboriginal, and bring about economic benefit to the smallest of the Aboriginal communities.