Despite the isolation and obstacles faced by everyone over the past year, we are excited to announce an exciting milestone in our Community reLAY project. Since last August, reBOOT Canada has partnered with 6 remote Indigenous communities across Canada to provide remote youth mentorship and skills development through the deployment and maintenance of a free WiFi hotspot.
Earlier this week, we activated the first Community reLAY hotspot in Eel River Bar First Nation. Two more hotspots are pending activation in Pic River, Ontario (Biigtigong Nishnaabeg) and in Hamlet of Tulita, Northwest Territories (Tulita Dene). Meanwhile our community partners are in the process of recruiting and hiring a young person (aged 15 to 29) in Ty-Histanis, British Columbia (Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nation); Carmacks, Yukon (Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation); and Moose Factory, Ontario (Moose Cree First Nation).
For the next phase of Community reLAY, reBOOT Canada is facilitating communications and networking between our partner communities to support the inclusive development of community and youth-led solutions aimed at addressing key challenges facing remote Indigenous youth.
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