Smart Services


Outline your proposed Smart services and identify which community needs they will address.

The Kuh-ke-nah network will implement three major projects to encourage and stimulate use of SMART services. The Data Warehouse Initiative will develop inter-institutional criteria and data standards for the development of interoperable databases. The Kuh-ke-nah Portal will provide a point of convergence for network communities and will bring together needed and useful local information for various user groups and applications. Information Technology Centres will host a range of broadband services and support the electronic resource needs of lifelong learners, businesses and teleworkers.

1. Data Warehouse Initiative

  • Working Group - to establish inter-institutional partnerships with agencies such as the First Nations Health Information Services, Indian Affairs, provincial Ministry of Education and Industry Canada, to develop criteria for developing an interoperable database platform for electronic record development in each community and to set access standards for use by health, education, and social service professionals, First Nations Administrators and government agencies.

2. Kuh-ke-nah Portal (Internet)

  • Web Interface - personalized web access and e-mail, Networked Community Radio - streamed audio of what's on the radio in each community, a Youth Recreation Website, Native Language Dictionary and resource tools, a Digital Art and Crafts Gallery, a Community Announcements Board, and Dynamic Digital Literacy Support.
  • Community Development Tools - data interchange demonstrations and user support for small businesses, and local government administrators (data transfer, inventory control) and web presence for use of e-commerce services (marketing, e-mail, and on-line bidding).
  • Government On-line - support for use of on-line communication tools to guide community and regional plans, land use planning and emergency preparedness planning, to facilitate access to provincial and national government sites and services and to disseminate local and regional records of decision such as hyperlinked Band Council Minutes and audio streaming for Regional Chief's meetings.

3. Information Technology Centres (Broadband)

  • Lifelong Learning and Community Well-Being - to facilitate the delivery and convergence of broadband services for learners, clients, professionals. Videoconference applications would include: teleconsults, family counseling, staying in touch with high school learners outside of the community, continuing medical education, professional development, skills upgrading, and justice applications such as bail and remand hearings. The ITC would also host multi-media production facilities to support the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate new media products, provide local access to library resources and on-line reference materials. It will host teleworkstations and support access for visually, hearing and motor impaired users.

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