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Ransomware attack targets Nipissing First Nation – The North Bay Nugget

No evidence personal, confidential information ‘released’ in May 8 attack, First Nation states May 29, 2020 Nipissing First Nation (NFN) has confirmed it was the victim of a ransomware attack earlier this month that affected the administration’s computers and server. The First Nation provided an update about the attack in the June issue of its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202037 Views

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Saskatoon technology enlisted to help vulnerable Indigenous women – CBC

Official says COVID-19 has increased rates of dometic violence, mental health emergecies and addictions May 28, 2020 A pilot project is using Saskatoon technology to keep vulnerable Indigenous women safe. “Knowing this could make a difference in even one life is huge,” said Alicia Buckley, program director for the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan. Buckley said the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202048 Views

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Fibre optic cable to be laid along Nunavik’s Hudson coast this year – Nunatsiaq News

26 May 2020 KRG has applied for funding to extend the fibre network to more communities Plans to lay fibre optic cable along Nunavik’s Hudson coast will go ahead this summer, putting parts of the region on track to receive high-speed internet by next year. In March, the Kativik Regional Government awarded a contract to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202061 Views

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COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities – Energeticcity.ca

May 26, 2020 As B.C. cautiously moves into the province’s second phase of reopening the economy, connectivity continues to be a challenge for First Nations communities which continue to find themselves unable to access many online platforms. Denise Williams, CEO of the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC), said the digital divide was further compounded by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202092 Views

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MB Government: Province Shining a Light on Dark Fibre for Rural Broadband Services

May 15, 2020 Pandemic Underscores Need for Innovative Use of Unused Fibre-Optic Capacity to Improve Rural and Northern Connectivity: Wharton The Manitoba government is looking to jumpstart broadband availability in rural and northern communities by making use of the vast fibre-optic network that Manitobans have already built, but is almost entirely unused, or ‘dark’, Crown […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202072 Views

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Graphic Design Services

ISSUING OFFICE: Southern Chiefs’ Organization Issue Date: Monday, May 4, 2020 Submission Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2020 (midnight CST) Request for: Graphic Design A. INTRODUCTION The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires graphic design services, and an experienced graphic designer(s) to assist initially with a logo refresh that can be used to create a web banner, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2020109 Views

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Mi’kmaw technology educators shift 3D printers to producing face shields – CBC

May 04, 2020 3D printers once used to teach coding to students, now producing personal protective equipment A Mi’kmaw not-for-profit organization that offers programs to develop technological skills in First Nations youth in Nova Scotia is shifting gears to produce and distribute thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help slow the spread […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202070 Views

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BC Government: Funding to improve rural internet connectivity

April 24, 2020 VANCOUVER – To help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeted funding will give people in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in British Columbia access to faster internet services at a time when they need them most. The $50-million Connecting British Columbia program now includes a funding stream to help internet service providers […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2020101 Views

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FMCC submits comments to CRTC on barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas

The FMCC has submitted our comments to Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-406: Call for comments regarding potential barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas in Canada. Our submission details the barriers that FMCC member organizations face with respect to the deployment of broadband in the communities they serve. These barriers include […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202098 Views

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COVID-19 Pandemic Magnifies Impacts of BC’s Digital Divide

In the midst of COVID-19, access to high-speed internet is more critical than ever before. With the Province of British Columbia’s March 18 declaration of a state of emergency, K-12 in-classroom learning was suspended throughout BC, non-essential surgeries were canceled, and doctors began providing appointments primarily online or over the phone. Correspondingly, the Province included […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2020147 Views

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