The Tony Bates Associates Ltd is a private company which specializes in consulting and training for e-learning and distance education. The site consists of a number of resources surround e-learning but I found the resource page which focuses primarily on distance education for First Nation/Aboriginals to be the most relevant. The site links to a few related publications but mainly focuses on an article about the experiences of First Nations students who have participated in postsecondary distance ed in rural settings.
Article on First Nations experiences of post secondary rural Distance ed:
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