The Pasqua First Nation announced that members of the community now have access to an app that will provide them with updates and information about the First Nation. The app will feature job postings, forums, news, events, emergency push notifications and more.

“It’s been talked about forever it was just a matter of meeting with the right people and getting it done, took a bit of time,” said First Nation Navigator Treena Lealalii.

The First Nation chose to have the app built using Communikit which is Canada’s fastest-growing mobile app platform designed for First Nations and Indigenous communities to address their specific challenges and needs. The app enables users to contact First Nation administration, fill out forms, and save favorite posts.

Aivia Inc. launched the Communikit mobile app platform in 2018 with the goal to help Indigenous communities stay connected to their members from across the country. The platform currently serves over 100 First Nations and organizations.

“What we’re hoping to do at our next elders meeting is just go in and help them get the app setup,” explained Lealalii.

Although the First Nation does have a Facebook page that they use to inform the community about events and news, the app will be more accessible for elders and people that don’t use social media.

The app is free to download and available on the Google Play Store and App Store.