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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2020

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Day 1: 5 October 2020 (optional)

All times are in EDT
13:00

Community Networks - hands on training

Final session of technical training - Wire Crimping
Esther Jang, University of Washington; Anna Higgins, Internet Society Sara Young, Internet Society
14:00

Building Policy Recommendations

Final session of policy training
(open to all ICS participants)
Katie Jordan, Internet Society
15:00

Routing Security

Andrei Robachevsky, Internet Society

Day 2: 6 October 2020 - Access to Resources

11:00

Information Session: Canadian Connectivity Policy Landscape

Mark Buell, Internet Society; Madeline Redfern, Nuvujaq; Samer Bishay, Iristel; Laura Tribe, OpenMedia; Heather Hudson, University of San Francisco and University of Alaska Anchorage
12:00

Virtual Watch Party

13:00

Opening Prayer

Lana Whiskeyjack, University of Alberta
13:15

Plenary

13:45

Technical Discussion Breakouts: Access to Resources

Topics:

1) Developing a baseline for Quality of Service
2) Next generation technologies and community networks
3) Creating environmentally sustainable networks
Sally Braun, Western James Bay Telecom Network; Hosein Badran, Internet Society; Michelle Thorne, Mozilla Foundation
13:45

Policy Discussion Breakouts: Access to Resources

Topics:

1) Business models for community networks
2) What to do with EBS?
3) Best practices for accessing funding
Matt Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association; Jae Lewis, Bai Cells; Danae Wilson, Nez Perce Tribe
15:15

Break

15:30

Tour of the Indigenous Gallery at the National Gallery of Canada

Presentation of the work of Barry Ace
Jaime Morse, National Gallery of Canada
16:00

Plenary: Presentation of Discussion Outcomes and Recommendations Brainstorming

Katie Jordan, Internet Society
16:45

Session Ends

Day 3: 7 October 2020 - Digital Sovereignty

11:00

Addressing LTE Coverage Inaccuracies in Indian Country

In this talk, we will compare LTE coverage in New Mexico as reported by the FCC, to crowdsourced data that is aggregated from actual users and reported by SkyHook Wireless, a private company. 
Elizabeth Belding, UC Santa Barbara; Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Northern Arizona University; Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech
11:30

Information session: US Connectivity Policy Landscape (optional)

Darrah Blackwater, Internet Society; Sayuri Rajapakse, Deputy Chief, Office of Native Affairs and Policy, Federal Communications Commission, Irene Flannery, Amerind Risk; Scott Rasmussen, NYC Mesh; Katie Jordan, Internet Society
12:30

Virtual Trade Show

Presentation from US Ignite
Glenn Ricart, US Ignite
13:00

Plenary

Emcee
13:15

Technical Discussion Breakouts: Digital Sovereignty

Topics:

1) Data centres and data sovereignty
2) Digital equity from an Indigenous point of view
Jeff Doctor, Animikii; Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, Havasupai Tribe
13:15

Policy Discussion Breakouts: Digital Sovereignty

Topics:

1) Protecting Indigenous Knowledge online
2) Creating local content
3) Developing a virtual nation
James Knibb-Lamouche, Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre; Jeff Ward, Animikii; Brandon Maka'awa'awa, Nation of Hawai'i
14:45

Break

15:00

Plenary: Presentation of Discussion Outcomes and Recommendations Brainstorming

Katie Jordan, Internet Society
15:45

Session Ends

Day 4: 8 October 2020 - Capacity Building

12:00

Information Session: The Future of Networks (optional)

Sylvain Raymond, High Throughput and Secure Networks Program, National Research Council of Canada
12:30

Information session: Indigenous Communities and the Internet: What do we know so far?

Heather Hudson, Professor Emerita, University of San Francisco, Affiliate Professor and Former Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research University of Alaska Anchorage
13:00

Plenary

13:15

Technical Discussion Breakouts: Capacity Building

Topics:

1) Network planning
2) Community networks - where to begin
Spencer Sevilla, University of Washington; Cat Blake, CTC Technology & Energy
13:15

Policy Discussion Breakouts: Capacity Building

Topics:

1) Digital literacy
2) Navigating the policy landscape and making effective change
Rob McMahon, University of Alberta; Deb Socia, The Enterprise Center; Chris Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance
14:45

Break

15:00

Plenary: Presentation of Discussion Outcomes

Katie Jordan, Internet Society
15:45

Virtual Tour: Pu'uhonua o Waimanolo Network

John Kealoha Garcia, Nation of Hawai'i
16:30

Tour Ends

Day 5: 9 October 2020

13:00

Presentation of Policy and Technical Training Certificates

Katie Jordan, Internet Society
14:00

Plenary: Wrap Up, Discussion and Next Steps

Mark Buell, Internet Society
14:30

Virtual Reception

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Time

Monday 05 October 2020 –

Friday 09 October 2020

Location

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