MASKWACIS CULTURAL COLLEGE AND MAMAWAPOWIN TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY (MTS)
HAVE PARTNERED TO PROVIDE MASKWACIS’ AFFORDABLE HIGH SPEED ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
MAMAWAPOWIN: Cree word for a gathering, or the act of coming together.
Mamawapowin Technology Society, is a registered Not For Profit Society which provides free, public wireless internet to the Samson Cree Nation at Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada.
Maskwacis is home to four First Nations communities: Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Nation, and the Montana Cree Nation.
We are currently servicing the Samson Cree Territory within Maskwacis, and we are making plans for expanding our service to all of the Four Nations.
We have goals that reach far beyond traditional online connectivity. Our long term goal is to provide a blueprint for sustainable connectivity and access to rural First Nations communities all across Canada.
We believe that affordable internet access is key to enabling self-sufficiency and developing a thriving culture. We want to empower our communities to discover the future they can build with technology. We want to provide sustainable, accessible connectivity as the first step toward a vibrant, successful tomorrow for rural First Nations all across Canada.
Our MISSION STATEMENT
We believe that Internet connectivity should be accessible for all
Canadians, and that access to information can be a force for good.
Our Founder – Bruce Buffalo
“You shouldn’t have to leave the reserve to have dreams.”
—Bruce Buffalo, Founder
Learn more about MTS at http://www.mamawapowin.org