KO's Brian Walmark accepts almost $3000 worth of science equipment from Dr. Tony Bartley of the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University. The equipment will be used by KiHS to improve science education across the network. To see photos, click here.
KORI hosted 6 Ojibwe & Ojicree language workshops which were broadcast via videoconference to other Keewaytinook Okimakanak locations. Beginners and experts alike, staff were invited over lunch hour to the boardrooms to attend 6 fun videoconference language workshops. These workshops took place January 13 - 29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week from 12pm cst - 1pm cst. Laura James who is a member of Mcdowell Lake First Nation was the instructor for these workshops along with Emma Oskineegish a member of Nibinamik who recited legends in Ojibwe. These workshops focused on introduction to conversation, numbers, commands and syllabics. Sites in Sioux Lookout and Balmertown were connected with sites and staff fully participating and interacting with one another. KORI would like to thank Laura James and Emma Oskineegish for their time and valuable instructions.
NOHFC intern, Mark Kakegamic was on site to provide technical support for the Think North Summit Feb 3, 2009. There were over 300 delegates on site and 8-10 video conference sites were connected using K-Net and Contact North bridges. Although only one-way video and streaming was provided, the team managed to produce high quality video including powerpoints and handouts through the website. This event, hosted by MNDM, was a wonderful presentation to the Ministry of the potential of video conferencing. Jordan will be editing the archives for future viewing from the website.
We have continued our work with NADF and PARO to bring information on Business Development to users finger tips. The KORI media player has 74 clips available from 15 workshops, tips from how to get a business up and running to managing and succeeding with your busniess.
View all videos here and join in on the workshops.
Mark Kakegamic, a Keewaywin band member, was sucessful in competing for the NOHFC 1-year intern. The Intership is funded by NOHFC to help recent graduates gain experience and on the job training in the work force. Mark brings excellent writing and analytical skills to the job. He will be working with communities on proposals, reports and video conference training series.