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Digital Leap Forward: High-Speed Internet Connects First Nations in Treaty #3 Territory – NetNewsLedger

February 23, 2024

The digital landscape in Northwestern Ontario is undergoing a monumental transformation as four Treaty #3 First Nations communities welcome the advent of high-speed fibre optic broadband internet. This development is part of the ambitious Dibaajimowin Project, a collaborative effort aimed at bridging the digital divide for First Nations within the Treaty #3 territory. The initiative underscores a significant partnership between the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3, Grand Council Treaty #3, Bell Canada, and both the provincial and federal governments, marking a pivotal step towards digital empowerment and connectivity for the communities of Naicatchewenin First Nation, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, Couchiching First Nation, and Wabauskang First Nation.

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, a key figure in the project, shared his enthusiasm for the milestone, stating, “The release of high-speed fibre optic broadband to the first four First Nations in Treaty #3 reflects the shared commitment between the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 and funding partners to empowering the Anishinaabe people to thrive within a digital landscape.”

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