Broadband provides vital tool for Inuit leader to support local community

Description: Arviat community leader Eric Anoee describes the importance of having access to modern communication tools to meet Nunavut’s many challenges. He is driven by a sense of responsibility to use these tools to support his community and make things better. He believes better broadband services are extremely important particularly for youth to be able to get involved, to learn, and to meet the complex challenges they face in today’s society. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. A big thank-you to Eric Anoee for your terrific assistance shooting videos in Arviat and for your continued efforts to improve communications for cultural knowledge and learning in Nunavut. Eric is currently on the board of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation (http://www.nunavut-broadband.ca) and is also Deputy Mayor of the Hamlet of Arviat (http://www.arviat.ca). He is a former board member of Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.inuitbroadcasting.ca), and a founding member of the Arviat Film Society (https://www.facebook.com/ArviatFilmSociety/). In his day job, Eric is a Media Specialist with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc.(http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.

Genre: Technology

Duration: 2:25

Channel: SSi Canada

Tags: ssi qiniq teleport internet isp