The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Communications and Information Technology Department produces, communicates, and distributes information regarding events within NAN territory and issues affecting the people and communities of Nishnawbe Aski. Department staff work to ensure the messages and perspectives of NAN are effectively and consistently communicated and understood throughout NAN territory, among other Political Territorial Organizations (PTOs), media, and general public on a local, regional, national, and international level. The Communications and I-T department includes strategic planning for publications and communication materials, media relations, special events, consultation, and branding. On an ongoing basis and as issues arise, the department recommends specific internal/external communication initiatives to NAN Executive Council (Grand Chief and Deputies) and NAN leadership (NAN Chiefs), NAN departments, Tribal Councils, and First Nation members.
The Communications and I-T department also provides network and computer support for the organization. Activities include day to day technical support for staff, network maintenance, purchasing and configuration of equipment, videoconferencing, webcasting, and support for off-site NAN events.