Videoconferencing and Sustainable Development for Remote and Rural First Nations in Canada

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ConferenceThe Community Informatics Research Network(CIRN 08) Conference, October 27-28, 2008., Prato, Italy
Subjectbroadband; video; indigenous; communities; rural; vidéo; autochtones; communautés; régions rurales
AbstractVideoconferencing can be used to connect remote and rural First Nation communities to work together on sustainable development priorities. This paper presents two case studies of videoconferencing events. In both cases, a real-time high-bandwidth connection provided rich visual and audio data to be exchanged among communities separated by vast distances. The host communities for these videoconference events are small First Nations with traditional lifestyles connected to the land. Despite their remoteness and traditional cultures, these communities have the capacity to use advanced high-bandwidth technologies in innovative ways to contribute to sustainable development of their communities.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50424
NPARC number5764202
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