Akwesasne gets online training centre through partnership between AAMB, Contact North

January 24, 2018

The Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne has a new online training centre located at the Peace Tree Trading Post on Cornwall Island, thanks to a partnership between Contact North | Contact Nord and the Akwesasne Area Management Board. The centre is located in the upstairs section of the Mohawk language school, and is comprised of computer workstations in a room with a boardroom table and teleconferencing station. “When the opportunity to partner with Contact North came about, at first I had some misgivings if I’m being truthful,” said AAMB Chairman Russell Roundpoint. “But after I found out what they were all about, I said, ‘OK, we have to jump on this.’” The centre will give students in the Indigenous community access to 18,000 online courses provided by public universities and colleges, Aboriginal institutes, school boards, and more. “This is Akwesasne’s Contact North online learning centre, that’s the way we look at it,” said Contact North CEO Maxim Jean-Louis. “You are the one leading us, we are the ones supporting you.”  Standard-Freeholder