Working SMART in the New Millennium

Building Community Controlled Telecommunications Services in

Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations

Conference / Workshop Participants

(as of November 4)

Deer Lake Representatives:

Anne Suggashie - Health Department, Head Start Program Coordinator, parent, former computer technician
Vicky Meekis - Economic Development, community telecommunications program development

Fort Severn Representatives:

Moses Kakekaspan - Deputy Chief, Health and Education portfolios
Cornelius Matthews - Councillor

Keewaywin Representatives:

Raymond Mason - Councillor, Telecommunications portfolio
Stanley Mckay - Band Administrator, computer support

McDowell Lake Representatives:

Ida James - Band Administrator, Health Director
Margaret Lawson - Computer Technician at Keewaytinook Okimakanak office in Red Lake

North Spirit Lake Representatives:

Donald Campbell - Band Councillor
Edmund Meekis - Computer Technician, Distance Education Coordinator

Poplar Hill Representatives:

Donald Moose - Education Director
Alice Suggashie - Health Director

Resource People:

Ricardo Ramirez - University of Guelph, doctoral student, PACTS project coordinator, TDG consultant

Don Richardson - Partner in Telecommons Development Group (TDG), Associate Professor at University of Guelph supervising with PACTS project

John Rowlandson - Telecommunications Advisor, (KO SMART Initiative, Broadband Network, VolNet)

Florence Woolner - Consultant, K.O.'s Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Telecom Project

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Program Staff:

Administration: (Red Lake) Geordie Kakepetum -Executive Director

Economic Development: (Red Lake) Archie Meekis - EDO

Finance: (Red Lake) Penny Carpenter - Financial Advisor

Health: (Red Lake)

Orpah McKenzie - Health Director

Cheryl Klassen - Health

K-Net Services Staff: (Sioux Lookout)

Brian Beaton - K-Net Coordinator

Dawn Carpenter - K-Net Video

Dan Pellerin - K-Net Network Manager

Darlene Rae - Program Manager

Outreach: (Red Lake) Les Meekis - Outreach Coordinator

Public Works: (Red Lake) Peter Campbell - Manager

Confirmed Speakers:

Michel Carriere - Industry Canada, National Community Access Program, Manager

Ernie Del Grande - Health Canada, Project Manager, First Nations National Telehealth Project

Bernard Blake - Bell Canada, Northwestern Ontario Regional Manager

Howard Hampton - MPP for Kenora Riding, Leader of NDP (Tues. morning - opening)

Unconfirmed Participants:

Gordon Kakegamic - Telecommunications Advisor, Nishnawbe-Aski Nation

Carl Seibel - Telecommunications Officer, FedNor, Industry Canada

Ed Hoshizaki - Telecommunications Consultant,

Bob Nault - MP for Kenora Riding, Minister of INAC