Aboriginal Computer Techs Win National Awards

Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 13:57



Two Saskatchewan First Nations women are being recognized for excellence in information technology distance learning.


The $1000 awards were given out by the Cisco Networking Academy, a company that trains people to provide computer support.


One of the award winners is Sharon Angus of the Thunderchild First Nation.


She has completed many courses and now teaches through the Keewatin Career Development Corporation, which is based in La Ronge.


Angus says it’s important to her to train people who can stay in their own communities to provide tech support rather than calling people in.


Angus also likes that she can work for a La Ronge-based company from her home reserve so that her children can stay in their community.


The other award winner is Tracy Marion from the James Smith Cree Nation.