Sheshegwaning First Nation has launched a new mobile app for iPhone and Android users, to stay informed about community news and emergency announcements, via push notifications.
Members can get various news, announcements, important documents and more right within the custom mobile app, developed by Edmonton-based Aivia Design & Technology Engineering, who has also previously made apps for The Assembly of First Nations Alberta and more recently Beaver First Nation.
“The Covid pandemic and accompanying lockdown measures presented us with a strong reason to move more of our communications online. We need to be able to reach our members with vital information no matter where they are, at any time. This is particularly crucial now with ongoing updates about COVID safety measures and vaccines needing to be distributed,” said Chief Dean Roy in an issued statement.
The new app also allows Band Administration to collect information directly from members using fillable forms and surveys.
Sheshegwaning First Nation (SFN) is located on the northern shoreline of Manitoulin Island, roughly 112 kilometres west of Little Current in Ontario.