KORI Team Activities

KORI prepares for visit to Keewaywin

Franz will be visiting KWW Jan 28-30 with the Videocom team to conduct research with a number of projects. Activities will include: sharing circle & interviews regarding the KO Mental Health project, Local Network Workshop and meeting with other research workers. The visit is hosted by Raymond Mason in KWW.  

NICSN meeting includes Research opportunities for KORI

(08 01 08) Members of the NICSN project including K-Net as well as members from Northern Manitoba and Northern Quebec are gathering to discuss the next phase of the agreement to create a bigger pipe for sat-served communities in the north... Brian Beaton has invited KORI to participate in the development of a research component for this project... I will be participating face to face while Franz will be on-line... I will be returning to Thunder Bay in time to participate in the KOTM Change Management PAC meeting on Thursday morning...

Happy New Year from KORI

(08 01 07) Another new year and more and more activities to watch for from KORI... This year the KORI staff have been directed to document their activities in a format easy for the Chiefs, the communities and the other KO staffers to review... Each KORI staffer will take a few minutes each day and share their work with you... I encourage you to visit their pages...

Watch for a number of projects such as the Smoking Cessessation Project that KORI has partnered with KO Health and NOSM... Other projects include: the UN-sponsored First Nations management and control of natural resources forum, the KiHS evaluation with Terry Anderson of Athabasca University and the SSHRC research project with our partners at the Lakehead University Faculty of Education... as well as the Safer Community Initiative and the Breast Cancer Awareness project to name only a few...

(07 12 20)First Nations SchoolNet Youth ICT Workers Program

by:Rick Garrick

Martine Kanakakeesic is looking forward to becoming a certified Cisco IT technician.“I will know more about computers and the technical side,” Kanakakeesic says during the second day of the three-day Youth ICT workshop held Dec. 4 to 6 at the Fort William First Nation KiHS site. “Everyone has the same goal. We want to support the use of videoconferencing from the communities.”

(07 12 18)Breast Cancer Article

By Rick Garrick

Phyllis Chowaniec wants to use the access to broadband now available in remote and isolated First Nation communities to provide Aboriginal women fighting breast cancer with the support and assistance that people in cities take for granted.“It will help to support our people who have cancer and need to go out for treatment,” says Chowaniec, a registered practical nurse who grew up in Bearskin Lake First Nation and is now Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Health’s long term care nurse. “I was hoping to help them by sharing my story. to read more click on link