The Indigenous Peoples Partnership Cluster is working with the Nibinamik Education Center on a new project.  Nibinamik or Beaver Summer is a fly-in community, 490 km northeast of Thunder Bay.  The ice road distance is 770 km and it takes approximately 22 hours to drive the distance from Nibinamik First Nation to Thunder Bay.  The community has StarLink internet service since this summer and the teachers are trying to incorporate more technology into their teaching program.  After Grade 8, many students attend Keewaytinook Internet High School and it would be very advantageous to have more laptops to use with the students before they reach high school.  It would provide an opportunity for them to familiarize themselves with the software programs, assist with researching school programs and prepare them for the next step in their education.
The IPPC will ensure the laptops are ready to go and will cover the cost of shipping to Nibinamik.  Anyone with laptops they wish to donate, please contact Chair of the IPPC, Birgit Wartenberg and arrangements will be made for pick-up or drop off.  Please see below for more information.  Project deadline is January 15, 2022.