Smart Akwesasne would like to invite community members to participate in a video interview to share their stories on living with diabetes and how they manage it. We are hoping to hear from a wide range of community members of all age groups including any men, women and children who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, or a caregiver of those living with diabetes, to gain an understanding on how they think the use of technology could help combat diabetes. Smart Akwesasne will be utilizing the information gathered in the final proposal development for the Infrastructure Canada — Smart Cities Challenge.

In June of 2018, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne was named one of five National Finalists for this Smart Cities Challenge, receiving $250,000 to further develop a final proposal which will award $5 Million to one of the five cities. The final city will be chosen in Spring 2019. For full and complete information on the Smart Cities Challenge, please visit

Anyone interested in participating may contact Smart Akwesasne Community Coordinator — Jillian Roundpoint, no later than February 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. to set up an interview. An honorarium will be given to all those who wish to participate in this interview phase. Interviews may be conducted within the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne — Communications Department, or at home interviews, by appointment.