New Website for the Niskamoon Corporation

nouvelles_niskamoon_siteSoleica is happy to announce that the Niskamoon Corporation's new website is now online.

For the revamped web presentation we have put in place a Content Management System, which makes it much easier for The Niskamoon Corporation to autonomously update the news and content published.

If you want to stay in touch with the Niskamoon Corporation's programs and activities, check out the website frequently.

Do you know the TEHQ Students program and how to participate?
Would you like to learn about former student's experiences?
Or you simply want to watch one of the Niskamoon Corporation's videos?

Go to www.niskamoon.org to see what's going on in Eeyou Istchee!

And last but not least a big Thank You to Melissa Brousseau for her most appreciated collaboration!


Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Certification-Exchange-2010-E.SEugene Sizov is the first technician of our team who got, in only one week, the official certification for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

We are very proud to count among us technicians with such high computer engineering skills. Our technicians are constantly following up with new technologies and they keep on training!

The other members of our team have already scheduled their exam for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification later this summer.

We wish them all the best and as much success as Eugene had!


Wireless Network Extension in the North of Quebec

Jerome-sur-le-toitThe Band Office of Whapmagoostui accepts the challenge!


Following the request of our client – the Band Office of Whapmagoostui – to connect several external offices to the main building in order to access its centralized computer resources, our IT Technician Jerome Bossert first conducted a field study. He identified the best technology to efficiently connect the offices and to withstand the climate conditions of the Canadian Great North.


He chose Ubiquiti, an efficient and fast technology which can bridge several miles (depending the ground) of distance between the buildings and is made to fit the northern climate and to resist to wind and cold.


If you need to extend your network to other offices (garage, youth center, childcare center…) while centralizing your computer resources in one location, we can help you and set up an efficient broadband wireless network for you!


Soleica took part in 2010 V Arctic Leaders Summit


Soleica representatives have just come back to Montreal from the 5th Arctic Leaders Summit (ALS) – a Forum of Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ organizations (Permanent Participants) working jointly on the international arena as active members and associates of the Arctic Council.


This year, ALS was held and hosted by RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North). It started on Wednesday, 14 April in the conference hall of Cosmos Hotel, in Moscow, Russia.


The official organizers represented by Aleut International Association, Arctic Athabaskan Council, Gwich’in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Council, RAION, and Saami Council got together with politicians, diplomats, and officials of the Arctic states, the UN, and EU in order to discuss the most acute and topical issues concerning aboriginal peoples in the Northern regions.


Summit-1The leading theme of the 5th Arctic Leaders Summit was "Industrial development of the Arctic under climate change - new challenges for indigenous peoples." During the plenary sessions, the participants discussed the common issues, concerns, and new challenges in the Arctic regions related to indigenous peoples. Our company took an active role in discussion such issues, especially in the questions concerning the innovative tecnologies for people living in the Noth.


Soleica has twelve years of experience in providing IT technologies and communication solutions to aboriginal peoples of Canadian north. This substantial practice and expertise became a great asset to the company during the Summit. Soleica representatives made a successful and contributive presentation on the topic of “IT solutions for aboriginal peoples of the Canadian North” during the 1st day of the Summit. We have offered a new and deep insight into modern and innovative IT solutions that can be applied and used by people living in the tough winter conditions.


It turned out that lots of the projects Soleica realized for Nunavik and James Bay are interesting and needed for the indigenous peoples living in Russian northern territories. Because the Canadian and Russian North have very similar weather conditions (which create similar challenges for aboriginal people) the representatives of the Republic Saha (Yakytia), Taimir, Yamalo-Nenetski okrug, and Chykotka invited Antoine Monnier, the manager of Soleica, to visit their regions this summer for discussing how Soleica’s IT experiences can be applied to their regions.


It was also a great pleasure for Soleica to meet with Shhykin Gennady (the president of the “Union Regional Development of Indigenous Peoples of Taimyr” – “Labikta”), Omripkin Alexandr (the president of RAIPON in Chukotka), the representatives of the evenki group, and the Russian representatives of ICC in Chykotka, with whom Soleica plan to work on future IT projects.


Summit-3Summit-4The Summit was closed with a celebration of the 20th anniversary of RAIPON. The day was marked with various concerts, shows and special events dedicated to the occasion. In addition, the opening of the EXPO "Treasure of the North"was linked to the last day of the Summit and its closing ceremony.


During the EXPO exhibition, a number of educational conferences, practical workshops, and round tables were organized for the benefit of all participants. Soleica took part in two round table discussions and made two presentations. The first round table discussion was dedicated to the issue of “Innovative technologies for nomadic schools”, and our presentation was linked to the subject of IT solutions for distance education (“Soleica. IT solutions for distance education”). The second round table discussion dealt with “Tourism and media for aboriginal people of the North” and the presentation we made was on media solutions for indigenous people of the North (“Soleica. Media solutions for indigenous people of the North.”)


All of the above mentioned conferences, discussions, and workshops were very educational, interesting, mind-broadening, and highly contributive into our present and future work, development, and expansion into the Russian northern region.


History of the Arctic Leaders Summit


  • The first ALS was held in 1991 in Denmark hosted by ICC. The main theme was strengthening cooperation and partnership between indigenous peoples and governments.
  • The second Summit was hosted by Saami Council in 1993 in Norway. The main theme discussed was the role of traditional knowledge and making decision process in the Arctic.
  • The third meeting took place in Moscow in 1999 arranged by RAIPON. The key focus of ALS was indigenous health issue.
  • AAC was the hosting organization of the fourth Summit held in 2005 in Canada. The main agenda of the meeting were environmental challenges, contaminants, oil and gas impacts and participation in the International Polar Year events.
  • The PP leaders met in Tromso (Norway) in April 2009 and supported RAIPON initiative to host the fifth ALS in Moscow in April 2010 under the theme of "Industrial development of the Arctic under climate change - new challenges for indigenous peoples." 



"Iynu Names for your Baby" by Kevin Brousseau

nouvelles_kevinKevin Brousseau published his second book "Iynu Names For Your Baby" about traditional names or middle names for newborn children.

To help inspire you, this little pocket book has over 130 suggestions for both boys and girls!  Each suggested name includes a short definition.

The book also includes names of French and English origin that have been adapted over the years.

This compact size book can be a great gift for the expecting parents!  You can find it at a few points of sale in Montreal and one in Val d’Or.

Request an order form by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and make it yours for only 12$ + S&H.

Also the SECOND edition of "The Practical Iynu Dictionary" will be available for sale in the early Fall of 2010.  It will include 5000 new entries, James Bay fauna and flora terminology, phonetic transcriptions, and many interesting revisions throughout.


Launch of a new serie of copiers CANON : The ImageRUNNER ADVANCE !!!!!

We are very pleased to propose to our customers from Nunavik a serie of CANON copiers in order to best satisfy the needs and optimize printing results in all cases: administration and marketing (for brochures, calendars...) 


Please have a look in the Services section of our website, at CANON in order to get more information.


Soleica is very pleased to welcome Liudmilla and Jean-Philippe among its team!!!

Welcome Liudmilla! Welcome Jean-Philippe!

Liudmilla is our new I.T coordinator and communication officer for the Russian market and Jean-Philippe is our new Network Administrator!

Both are located in the Montreal Office.


To join them, send an email to the following addresses:

- For Liudmilla: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

- For Jean-Philippe: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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