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Michael Hebert
Amount Raised
$1,300.00
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

My Message

There are few causes more worthy than empowering communities to accomplish greater things. My mother comes from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She was a bright woman, outspoken, and was given opportunities for empowerment later in her life that allowed her to achieve success as a person and help foster empowerment and success among others in the Indigenous communities. While she had her struggles, there were a few people that believed in her and some programs that gave her a stepping stone to achieve a better life. When she was alive and I had the chance to speak with her, she taught me how wonderful our community was and how love, compassion, and belief in my community would be the path to greater things.

Today, with Connected North, we all have an opportunity to provide others with love and compassion. It is simply by allowing information and education to thrive in communities that are remote and would not normally have this capability. To provide our young students and young minds the opportunity to give back in the future and to feel a part of the greater world around us. My mother left her home at 18 to be a part of society outside of the Cree community and initially struggled because of a lack of connection to the outside world. Her struggles led to addictions, which she would overcome with help, and would later go on to do great things. I often wonder, if she had been given the opportunity that we hope to provide to our northern Indigenous communities, could she have been more prepared for the world around her? The answer is quite simple, she would have found her way much sooner, and what she achieved would only have been made that much greater. Our pathway, the pathway of our nation, of our Indigenous communites, and my Cree family is made better through programs like this. 

Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. This leading edge program delivers immersive and interactive education services, through Cisco's high definition, two-way TelePresence video technology. The program is made possible through a strong ecosystem of supporters with program delivery managed by TakingITGlobal. The goal is to provide students and teachers with access to content that is engaging and innovative, with the hope of increasing feelings of empowerment in school and in life.

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My Supporters (7)

World's Greatest Officemate left a message
Apr 3, 2018 9:07 AM
I am expecting a "Hanson Brothers" effort level out of you, Hebert.
Mutsal left a message
Apr 3, 2018 8:13 AM
well...we gotta skate hard, cycle down low, make some good passes....and you know, put da puck in da net...
Jerry P. left a message
Apr 2, 2018 10:57 PM
Add Oil!
jon left a message
Mar 30, 2018 5:28 PM
keep your stick on the ice!
Singh Family left a message
Mar 23, 2018 2:07 PM
Very happy to see you contributing your time to this very worthy cause. My family and I are honored to be able to contribute in our limited way.
DW left a message
Mar 19, 2018 6:03 PM
Because you're one of my favs!
Stephanie left a message
Mar 14, 2018 6:04 PM
One of the most important initiatives of our time and so happy to be able to contribute. Thank you.

For more information please contact

Alexa Wright
Project Manager
Corporate Affairs
alexawri@cisco.com
Tel: 416-316-4001