How K-Net and Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk are Using Videoconferencing for Community Development

  • Mary Milliken
  • Susan O'Donnell
  • Elizabeth Gorman
Keywords: Access, Community Information, Community Service Delivery, Community Economic Development,

Abstract

K-Net, Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk in Membertou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and the First Nation Education Council in Wendake, Quebec initially set up videoconferencing networks for educational and health purposes. Since the mid-90s, the applications, reach and scope of these communication networks has expanded to include cultural, social, and community development activities. Interviews with the technical and administrative staff reveal how the relationship-building approach taken by of K-Net and Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk supports community development in the First Nations communities they serve.

Published
2009-12-09
How to Cite
Milliken, M., O’Donnell, S., & Gorman, E. (2009). How K-Net and Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk are Using Videoconferencing for Community Development. The Journal of Community Informatics, 5(2). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/544