KORI Team Activities

(08 08 15) KORI hosts KO Board of Education Meeting

Education Directors from across KO as well as other community leaders gathered in the KORI offices in Thunder Bay to plan the next steps for the proposed board of education. Geordi Kakepetum, Goyce Kakegamic and Ross Mamakeesic participated in the discussions as KO is assuming more responsibility of the education of its youth.  KORI summer student Leona Rae spoke of her experiences as a KiHS student and how KiHS provided her with a solid foundation to pursue her educational goals first as a Con College graduate and now as a student at Lakehead University.  To see photos, click here.

08 08 12 Koocheching Trip

I got the chance to hop on the charter to visit Keewaywin and Koocheching for the day... to bad we couldn't stay longer. After checking in on the Dryden Telecom workers and the cellular tower (when are they going to turn that thing on?), we headed off to Koocheching in a beaver float plane. We were met by Jane who lives in the community on the beautiful sandy lake. The community runs on generator power and has a series of cables strung up for internet, along with wireless fed by KA band. the new KWW hop should improve the service and should be up soon. We had a great day checking on the equipment in homes and wiring up the cable shack. The solar powered well was such a gift!


(08 08 08) Orpah MacKenzie to conduct on-line presentation on KOTM

Orpah McKenzie, the founding director of KO Telehealth (now Telemedicine) has agreed to conduct a presentation on the early days of telemedicine in the Sioux Lookout zone.  One of the first registered nurses from the NAN territory, McKenzie and her team guided the development of KOTH from the early community vision to the first tele-psychiatric sessions.  The date of the session has yet to be determined.  Watch the KORI website for details. 

8/8/8 Stories of our Elders

Back in the day I worked with a team of web developers, we built a masterpiece website called Stories of Our Elders, that was 6 years ago, technology has grown slightly, computers are not talking to us, but we can share stories through video and web.  With the new KORI media player, we are looking to gather more stories on research, cultural values, beliefs, traditional systems.

(08 08 07) Chief Meekis pays surprise visit to KORI

Chief Joe Meekis of Keewaywin stopped by the KORI offices on his way to the Constance Lake and the annual NAN Chiefs meeting.  While at KORI, Chief Meekis was briefed by Jordan Sturgeon on his work in community economic development, by Kurry Fiddler on the new KO Media Player, by Wesley McKay on the latest at KOTM and by Franz Seibel on the KO cellular project.  Chief Meekis told the KORI team that he is impressed with their work and to keep up the good work.  Click here for photos.