Indigenous Connectivity Summit

Including Indigenous voices in the decisions and solutions that shape the Internet is a vital part of closing the digital divide in North America.

About Indigenous Connectivity Summit

Indigenous communities are among the most underserved in terms of Internet access throughout North America. The Internet Society works with communities to find and implement sustainable solutions that meet their unique connectivity needs.

Each year, the community-led Indigenous Connectivity Summit brings together Indigenous leaders, community members, community network operators, Internet service providers, researchers and policy makers with a common goal: connecting Indigenous communities to fast, affordable and sustainable Internet.

We published the policy documents where we outline the actions that governments of Canada and the United States can take to ensure that the Internet is for everyone.

Upcoming events

Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2021
12 October
Online Tuesday 12 October 2021 – Friday 15 October 2021

Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2021

The Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) community will gather virtually at the 5th annual ICS 12-15 October, 2021.…

Previous Events

The inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit was held in November 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Leading image: Community Network training program with Nation of Hawaii as part of 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit, leading to the build of Hawaii’s first community network in Pu’uhonua o Waimānalo. © 2019 Elyse Butle