March 1, 2019

Smart Cities Challenge (Competition One): Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Final Proposal

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Prize category: $5 million
Name of community: Mohawk council of Akwesasne
Province: Ontario and Quebec
Population: 12,315
Indigenous community: Yes

Challenge statement 

Decrease the rate of new cases of diabetes per year in Akwesasne to the Canadian average (0.5%; 5.9/1,000) by improving community wellness using traditional approaches encompassing holistic Indigenous practices, improved access to community services and health diagnostics.

View the finalist’s application video.

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