BCR's & Letters of Support
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19. Minister of Health, Health Canada - Alan Rock (June 21, 1999)

"The 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 proposal."

20. Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development - Jane Stewart (August 13, 1998)

"I 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."

21. Minister of Northern Development and Mines - Honourable Chris Hodgson (January 26, 1999)

"We 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."

22. Medical Services Branch, Health Canada - Mae Katt (February 25, 1999)

"I 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."

23. Lakehead University's LU-Net - Robert Angell, Director (May 6, 1998)

"Your 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."

24. Industry Canada, FedNor - Louise Paquette, Director General (May 13, 1999)

"I 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."

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