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Innovative app puts Indigenous languages at your fingertips

British Columbia’s First Peoples’ Cultural Council is using innovative technology to make over 100 First Nations languages available on mobile devices. In British Columbia, there are 203 First Nations communities with 34 languages and 61 dialects. While it is true that the number of older, fluent speakers has declined, language revitalization is paying off with […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016162 Views

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FPCC Launches Ground-breaking New Indigenous Language Keyboard App, the First of its Kind

FPCC Launches Ground-breaking New Indigenous Language Keyboard App, the First of its Kind Brentwood Bay, B.C. – FPCC is excited to announce the latest ground breaking FirstVoices innovation – an Indigenous language keyboard app for Apple and Android mobile devices. FirstVoices Keyboards allows Indigenous speakers of more than 100 languages to use their mobile devices […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 2016444 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Broadband Internet Connection in Eight First Nations Communities in British Columbia

April 26, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada today announced a commitment of $2.2 million in support of the Pathways to Technology project in British Columbia. Pathways to Technology is a First Nations-led initiative managed by the All Nations Trust Company to bring broadband connectivity to unserved or […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 2016212 Views

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Aboriginal skills training for the technology sector

The B.C. government is investing $515,000 in a pilot training program designed to support Aboriginal digital skills development and greater participation in B.C.’s rapidly growing technology sector. Bridging to Technology is an innovative approach and part of a larger, comprehensive strategy developed by the First Nations Technology Council that brings together key partners to create […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2016271 Views

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Government continues connecting communities throughout B.C.

More than $1.1 million in grants for a second wave of nine projects funded through the provincewide Connecting British Columbia program will benefit more than 80 B.C. communities located in rural and remote areas of the province by improving access to high-speed Internet. Connecting British Columbia is a $10-million, multi-year grant program administered on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2016441 Views

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Communities to benefit from expanded high-speed Internet service

More than 70 communities will benefit from the first eight projects to be approved under the up to $10 million Connecting BC Program, the B.C. government’s latest investment to expand high speed Internet service to British Columbians in rural and remote areas of the province for learning, training, doing business, finding services and staying connected. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015292 Views

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Saulteau FN – Fibre Optic to Your Home Project Update

July 14, 2015 Exciting News – You may have seen Glen and Harrison mapping out the pathway for the fibre to home project. They will be in our community for the next couple of months setting out the route for the mulcher, which will be followed by small excavation equipment which is needed to bury […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2015293 Views

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Internet providers can apply early for B.C. grant program

June 8, 2015 VICTORIA – Internet service providers can submit their applications for project funding starting today for the upcoming Connecting British Columbia program. Submissions will be accepted by Northern Development Initiative Trust now in advance of the program’s launch later this summer. The Connecting British Columbia program will be a new multi-year, provincewide program […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015217 Views

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New fibre, cell connections all part of connectivity plan

December 19, 2014 Thanks to expanded cell phone coverage and high-speed Internet more B.C. families will be connected this year. New programs, expanded fibre optic networks and ongoing community and school connection upgrades means families making memories or tracking Santa via the Internet and mobile devices this holiday season will be easier than ever in 2014. B.C. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014260 Views

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Faster, Higher Capacity Internet Service Coming to West Coast Vancouver Island Communities

Tofino, BC, December 17, 2014 – The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet today announced that a collaboration with TELUS, BC Hydro, All Nations Trust Company and the Province of British Columbia will bring improved Internet service to the West Coast of Vancouver Island communities of Ahousaht, Tofino and Ucluelet. Expected to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014291 Views

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