ERIC Number: ED060985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
People Communications in Canada's North. Part I: The Problem.
Padlayat, Josepi; And Others
The Man in the North (MIN) Project, established by the Arctic Institute of North America, identified 7 major problem areas as a result of a study of social problems in the North. The objective of the Task Force on Communications (a separate group set up under MIN to study 1 of these problem areas) is to define how communications technology can best meet the true communications needs of northern peoples (American Indians, Eskimos, and whites) during a 5-year period. Major findings of the task force are that economic development of the North is confined to a few centers; that a large number of northern people do not live in these economic centers; that the northern people have expressed a desire for better communications; and that Canada's Anik Satellite Program was proposed as a great benefit to the North. Conclusions reached by the Task Force include the following: that the people not living in the economic centers seriously lack communication facilities and that the Anik program will not be in accord with the expressed wishes of northerners and will not be in line with the types of communications required for social change. Part II of this report is RC006017. (PS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Broadcast Television, Communication Problems, Communications Satellites, Economic Development, Eskimos, Information Dissemination, Maps, Population Distribution, Rural Areas, Social Change, Social Influences, Telephone Communications Systems
The Arctic Institute of North America, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal 109, Canada ($1.00 plus $.25 for postage and handling)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arctic Inst. of North America, Montreal (Quebec).