The Western Cree Tribal Council is releasing a new mobile application for the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Duncan’s First Nation, and Horse Lake First Nation communities. The app allows the WCTC to communicate with member communities or individuals in those communities about news, events, programs, services, career opportunities, forms, and important documentation for applications.
WCTC CEO Alfred Goodswimmer says the new broadcast app will serve an important purpose for the three Northwestern Alberta communities.
“When we saw the way our member Nations were using their own apps to communicate directly with their members, we were immediately struck by how our organization could benefit from this type of technology. It makes reaching out to individuals or groups quick and easy and the chances of messages being missed or ignored are much lower,” he says.
The WCTC drew inspiration for developing the app after seeing the success of the Communikit app, which is being utilized by three of its member Nations. The Communikit app serves the same purpose as the new broadcast app. More than 40 Indigenous Communities are using Communikit as of now, which was developed in 2018.
The Western Cree Tribal Council app is available for download on Apple and Android mobile platforms.