As I have mentioned before, I spent 4 wonderful years as a community school administrator and teacher in Aklavik, NWT. I often reflect and remember the people I had the good fortune of living and working beside. I landed in Aklavik just before Nunavut became a new Canadian territory and just as the federal government became involved in funding initiatives to bring internet connectivity to the Arctic.
As an educator with a background in programming, I became the network/systems administrator for the school and was tapped for work with the NWT Ministry of Education, Culture, and Employment to explore and develop curricula for this newly arrived medium. It was an exciting time to live and work in the Arctic.
Many of the voices in this interview are of people I worked with – it was so good to hear their voices again.[audio:http://networkeffects.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/cbc_report_machinetranslation.mp3]