Through the collective decisions by First Nations Chiefs and leaders, as directed by resolutions, the Summit has been instructed to take a leadership and advocacy role on the full range of issues of concern to First Nations, including the BC Treaty process. Therefore, publishing a high volume of information quickly and effectively online is imperative to them.
When the First Nations Summit first approached us, they were struggling to communicate and disseminate information effectively through their website. On the backend, their website was extremely difficult to update, making it impossible to respond in real time to current events and new developments. It was also difficult for users to navigate the wealth of information available on the site.
Applying the bulk of our focus to information architecture, we worked with the First Nations Summit to design a site that made the BC treaty process more accessible through user-friendly navigation of information, tools, and resources, as well as a WordPress set up that was easy for website administrators to update quickly.
It was also important for the First Nations Summit to communicate progress and results to their users, in order to build trust and confidence. We worked with them to achieve this by creating an events page, a section on their homepage for streaming important meetings, and another section for regular blog posts.