Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2020

Community Networks Training Webinar


Week 1: Community Networks 101

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT / 9:00am HT

Chris Mitchell

Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, ILSR

Bumpy Kanahele

Head of State, Nation of Hawaii

Dustin Loup

Executive Director, ISOC Greater Washington DC Chapter

Week 2: The “Community of Networking”

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Madeleine Redfern

President of the Ajungi Group

Deb Socia

President and CEO, The Enterprise Center

Jane Coffin

Senior Vice President, Internet Growth, Internet Society

Week 3: The Business of a Community Network

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Melanie Pilon

Economic Development Officer, Township of Dubreuilville

Dr. Rob McMahon

Associate Professor, University of Alberta; Master of Arts in Communication and Technology (MACT) and Master of Arts in Community Engagement (MACE)

Week 4: What It’s Like to Build and Sustain a Network

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Sally Braun headshot
Sally Braun

General Manager, Western James Bay Telecom Network

John Kealoha Garcia

Executive Advisor, National Security, Nation of Hawaii

Madonna Yawakie

President, Turtle Island Communications, Inc. (TICOM)

Tim Whiteduck head shot
Tim Whiteduck

Director of Technology, First Nations Education Council (FNEC)

Week 5: Troubleshooting and Security

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Spencer Sevilla

Research Scientist, University of Washington

Don Ginther

Manager of Information Technology Services, First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group, Inc. (TSAG)

Gerard Beekmans

Network Engineer, First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group, Inc. (TSAG)

Allyson Mitchell

General Manager, Mohawk Networks


Week 6: Hands-on Training

Monday, 5 October 2020
(week of Indigenous Connectivity Summit)

Leading image: Dennis ‘Bumpy’ Kanehele, of Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo, works with members of the community and the Internet Society during an Internet training session on November 14th, 2019. © Elyse Butler