First Nations have become more comfortable with information technology in the last few years.
A conference at the University of Saskatchewan focused on the use of information technology to improve employment outcomes, community development and health care.
SaskTel’s Sean Devin says he’s really seen the IT industry grow in First Nation communities.
“One of the ones that’s actively on the go right now sponsored by eHealth is tele health. So it’s really providing video conferencing equipment in the First Nation communities and across all northern communities, this allows residents in the north to have access to physicians in major centres like Saskatoon and Regina.”
Devin says there are about 50 different northern communities that use tele-health.