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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018

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Wednesday, October 10

13:30 – 19:00

Optional Visit to Tuktoyaktuk

Thursday, October 11

08:30 – 09:15

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Darrick Baxter

Opening Prayer
Duane Smith, CEO, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Jim MacDonald, Mayor of Inuvik
Jordan Peterson, Gwich’in Tribal Council
Honourable Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment and Minister of Infrastructure, Northwest Territories (by video)
09:15 – 10:15

Opening Panel: Models for Connectivity in Communities

Moderator: Jane Coffin, Internet Society

Panelists:
Matthew Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association
Mike Jolly, Creecable
Nico Pace, Libre Mesh
Penny Carpenter, KNet
10:20 – 10:30

Flash Presentation 1

Speaker: Michele Beck, Telesat
10:30 – 10:45

Networking Break 1

10:45 – 11:45

Panel: Infrastructure Solutions for Very Rural and Remote Communities

Moderator: Matthew Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association

Panelists:
Bill Murdoch, Clear Sky Connections
George Tronsrue III, Quintillion
Marc Dupuis, OneWeb
Paul Gillard, Northwestel
Sally Braun, Western James Bay Telecom Network
Travis Schindel, Northern Lights General Partnership
11:45 – 12:00

Flash Presentation 2: Arctic Council Work on Broadband

Speakers: Laura Way, CanNor and Jim Schlichting, Federal Communications Commission
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Keynote: Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO, Internet Society, in conversation with Duane Smith, CEO, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
13:00 – 14:00

Panel: The Importance of Anchor Institutions

Moderator: Steve Song, Mozilla Fellow

Panelists:
Brian Beaton, KNET
Colette Poitras, Government of Alberta
Jiri Raska, ISSF, Station Manager, Natural Resources Canada
Tim Whiteduck, First Nations Education Council
14:00 – 14:05

Flash Presentation 3: M Labs and Working with Anchor Institutions

Speaker: Chris Ritzo, M-Lab
14:05 – 14:30

Networking Break 2

14:30 – 15:30

Panel: Connectivity in the Northwest Territories

Moderator: Crystal Fraser, University of Alberta

Panelists:
George Tronsrue III, Quintillion
Lyle Fabian, Katlo Tech
Tom Zubko, New North Networks
15:30 – 16:15

Table Level Discussion and Reporting Back to Plenary

Topic: Building Community Capacity

Facilitator: Maria Alvarez, Comunicación para el Desarrollo
Redes por la Diversidad, Equidad y Sustentabilidad A.C.
16:15 – 16:50

Breakout Sessions:

1. Building a National Access Strategy for Canada
Facilitators: Mark Buell, Internet Society and Laura Tribe, OpenMedia

2. Focus Group: Securing the Internet of Things
Facilitators: Natalie Campbell and Katie Watson, Internet Society

3. Working Together for Spectrum Access in the United States
Facilitators: Matt Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
16:50 – 17:00

Plenary Discussion 1: Thoughts on Day 1; Looking Forward to Day 2

18:00 – 22:00

Community Feast

Northern Games Demonstration and Blanket Toss; and Drum Dance

Friday, October 12

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome Back

09:00 – 10:00

Panel: Preservation of Local Language and Culture

Moderator: Darrick Baxter, App Developer

Panelists:
Beverly Amos, Inuvialuit Cultural Centre
Burt Lum, ISOC Hawai’i
Crystal Fraser, Gwich'in Digital Literacy Project
Roy Boney, Cherokee Nation
10:00 – 10:15

Networking Break 1

10:15 – 11:00

Panel: The Internet as a Driver for Positive Economic Stability

Moderator: Ken Sanderson, Broadband Communications North

Panelists:
Danae Wilson, Nez Perce Reservation
James Alexie, Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Patuk Glenn, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
11:00 – 11:45

Panel: Quantifying the Challenges

Moderator: Chris Ritzo, M-Lab

Panelists:
Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council
Madeleine Redfern, City of Iqaluit
Robin Winsor, Cybera
Steven Barry, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
11:45 – 12:00

Breakout sessions:

1. Ensuring the Indigenous voice is heard in the review of Canada’s Telecommunications Act
Speaker: Marina Pavlovic, The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel

2. Connectivity Resources in the United States
Speaker: Jim Schlichting, Federal Communications Commission"
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Keynote: Lyle Fabian, Katlo Tech
13:00 – 13:45

Panel: Building a Cadre of Allies to Advocate for Connectivity

Moderator: Mark Buell, Internet Society

Panelists:
Deb Socia, Next Century Cities
Heather Hudson, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Jeanette Doucet, Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies
Laura Tribe, OpenMedia
13:45 – 14:45

Table Level Discussion and Reporting Back to Plenary

Capacity Building – Creating a Network of Experts

Table-Level facilitators:
Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council
George Parkes, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
James Thorburn, Gwich’in Tribal Council
Maria Alvarez, Redes & MACT Student, University of Alberta
Mark Buell, Internet Society
Rob McMahon, University of Alberta
Trish Fontaine, UAlberta North
14:45 – 15:00

Presentation: Canadian CubeSat Program

Speaker: Matthew Dares, Aurora College
15:00 – 15:30

Networking Break 2

15:30 – 16:15

Panel: Speaking with a Strong Voice – Advocating for Policy That Works for Us

Moderator: Katie Watson, Internet Society

Panelists:
Brian Beaton, First Mile Connectivity Consortium
Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council
Lia Kiessling, Internet Society
Linnea Dick, We Matter Campaign
Madeleine Redfern, City of Iqaluit
Matt Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
16:15 – 16:45

Extended Plenary Discussion: Looking Forward

What have we learned?
What are we going to do with that information?
How can the we support communities to get access on their own terms?
16:45 – 17:00

Summit Closing

Mark Buell, Internet Society
17:00
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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

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