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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018

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Including Indigenous voices in the decisions and solutions that shape the Internet is a critical part of closing the connectivity gap in rural and remote communities throughout North America.
#CountMyVoice

The Indigenous Connectivity Summit is a unique event that focuses on ensuring Indigenous communities can connect themselves to fast, affordable and sustainable Internet. Themed on connecting the last 1,000 miles, this year’s event in Inuvik, Northwest Territories highlighted unique northern connectivity challenges and showcase success stories of Community Networks around the globe to help inspire solutions to improve Internet access for all. We also explored themes including community development and sustainability in a two-day series of panels, presentations and discussions.

The 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit is an initiative of the Internet Society, University of Alberta, First Mile Connectivity Consortium, the Town of Inuvik, and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

Pre-Summit Training Session

The training session was held on October 9, 8:30am – 4:30pm for Indigenous people who are currently operating a community network, or who are planning to deploy one.

Training Venue: University of Alberta
Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 4P6, Canada
2nd floor – rooms 510, 520A, 520B, and 620I
(Meet in the atrium)
Training Hotel: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7, Canada

Who should participate?

When it comes to connecting communities, we need everyone on board. The Indigenous Connectivity Summit gathered community network managers/operators, Indigenous-owned Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers and Indigenous leadership to join the conversation. We discussed ways to ensure Alaska Native, American Indian, Inuit, First Nations and Métis communities have affordable, high-quality and sustainable Internet access, and how it can support social and economic development.

Thanks for joining us at #Indigenet2018 and helping #SwitchItOn!

Image credit: Daniel Case from Wikimedia Commons

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Time

Tuesday 09 October 2018 –

Friday 12 October 2018

Location

University of Alberta (Training)

Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 4P6
2nd floor - rooms 510, 520A, 520B, and 620I

Midnight Sun Complex (Summit)

95 Gwich'in Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0, Canada

Spokespeople

Andrew Sullivan

President & CEO

Andrew Sullivan joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. He has worked on Internet infrastructure and standards since 2001. In 2012 he joined Dyn… Read more

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Mark Buell is the Regional Bureau Director for North America. In this role, Mark oversees the Internet Society’s engagement activities in Canada and the United States. From 2009 to 2016,… Read more

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