Specify how you
plan to ensure that all members of your community are kept informed
about, and engaged in, the project, including how you will ensure
community-wide public access.
and involvement work is built into the planning and evaluation
components of the project. Kuh-Ke-Nuh First Nations all maintain
active community access sites. KNET services will develop, print-based,
and interactive on-line and on-air information resources to support
community awareness and involvement in all Kuh-ke-nah initiatives.
All information resources will be available in the four predominant
languages. KNET will also engage the University of Guelph's Snowden
Centre to animate regular community-based dialogues. Yearly on-line
conferences will augment community interaction and awareness.
- Print - a quarterly
newsletter summarizes steps and profiles user interaction
- On-line - development
of an interactive web site for communities that archives
project documentation and community feedback, showcases
new applications, and chronologically graphs plans against
- On-air - Community
Access Coordinators will use local community radio to broadcast
project updates and solicit feedback. Information vignettes
will be produced for broadcast on the Wawatay Radio Network.
- Community Dialogues
- the Snowden Centre's PACTS research methodology is dialogic
and dynamic. The research process will engage community
members in regular dialogues to inform and assess their
comfort with the project's outcomes and their perceptions
of its benefits. This information will be fed back to the
Project Advisory and Management teams.
On-line conferences will be organized to benchmark progress
at the end of each year. The first year's conference will
focus on a regional Nishnawbe-Aski audience. The second
year's conference will draw on national Aboriginal partners.
In the third and final year Kuh-ke-nah will host an International
Indigenous Networking conference.