Working SMART in the New Millennium
Building Community Controlled Telecommunications Services in
Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations
Step 1: A planning conference to explore Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations' telecommunication strategy and future directions.
For: Keewaytinook Okimakanak leaders in education, health, management, government, and program support.
| Information communication technologies (ICTs) are tools that change the ways
communities interact with each other, how they access information, and how
they share their knowledge.
The "human side" of telecommunications deals with how people's information and knowledge networks change when they begin using these technologies.
This Conference is the FIRST Step in a planning process aimed at empowering Keewaytinook Okimakanak to harness ICTs and make them work towards First Nations' goals. Tracking changes in people's information and knowledge networks is about monitoring what happens and learning to manage it. To do this, relationships and human interactions are made visible with drawings or "rich pictures"; relationships and linkages are identified and analyzed by the very people involved in the systems. They then have the tools they need to make more informed decisions about how to improve relationships and how they use technology for positive purposes.
Conference Activities will included: