Proceedings of the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) 2007 Conference, November 5-7, 2007, Prato, Italy
broadband; video; communication; remote; rural; videoconferencing; Aboriginal; Canada; community; development; self-determination; social movement; First Nations
Our research is building understanding about how two community-based First Nations organizations in Canada are using video communications on broadband networks to support economic and social development in remote and rural First Nations. This study situates these two organizations within a broader social movement working toward self-determination for First Nations in Canada, exploring their use of video communications in this context. Video communications using broadband networks includes videoconferences (live and archived) and online videos. The research methodology for this study includes a content analysis of hundreds of archived videoconferences and videos on the servers of the two organizations as well as interviews with key informants using these technologies to develop remote and rural First Nations communities.
Proceedings of the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) 2007 Conference.