Minister of Health, Health Canada - Alan Rock (June 21, 1999)
Keewaytinook Okimakanak proposal submitted for a telehealth
service was reviewed within Health Canada, and I assure you
that there is positive support for the telecommunications
initiatives of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations.
... your proposal was identified by the Interdepartmental
Remote Locations Infrastructure Sharing Committee where a
joint federal approach would be appropriate. The goal is to
develop, in conjunction with Keewaytinook Okimakanak, an action
plan to establish the infrastructure required to support your
of Indian Affairs and Northern Development - Jane Stewart (August
was very interested to hear the details of Keewaytinook Okimakanak's
Wellness Strategy. As you know, healing is a major concern
for our government as reflected in Gathering Strength - Canada's
Aboriginal Action Plan. Discussions with Health Canada and
the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
are progressing. I have taken the liberty of forwarding a
copy of your correspondence and of this response to my colleague,
the Honourable Allan Rock, Minister of Health, for his information
and consideration. I am hopeful that the Government of Canada
may be able to contribute to your initiatives."
of Northern Development and Mines - Honourable Chris Hodgson
(January 26, 1999)
are pleased to advise that the Northern Chiefs Tribal Council's
request for financial assistance from the Northern Ontario
Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has been approved in an
amount not to exceed ninety eight thousand dollars ($98,000).
This funding is in the form of a conditional contribution
toward the K-Net Study."
Services Branch, Health Canada - Mae Katt (February 25, 1999)
am, therefore, confirming my commitment for $50,000 which
will be made available on April 1, 1999 in order for the Keewaytinook
Okimakanak Chiefs to pursue a telehealth project to address
community's mental health issues."
University's LU-Net - Robert Angell, Director (May 6, 1998)
initiatives in the far north and our proposal for ATM services
over T1 are dove tailed together in perfect harmony. We look
forward to the First Nations groups taking the leadership
role in their network services needs and hope bridging through
LU-Net will anchor services required in your area."
Industry Canada, FedNor - Louise Paquette, Director General
(May 13, 1999)
am pleased to advise you that FedNor is prepared to offer
support of up to $85,700 for your study to design and develop
a business plan for a broadband computer network."