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Community Networks Training Webinar


Week 1: Community Networks 101
(ICS Training Joint Session)

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 3:00pm EDT / 12:00pm PST / 9:00am HST

This session brings together the policy and technical tracks to provide an overview of what to expect from this year’s ICS trainings, providing an overview of the policy issues facing community networks (CNs) and a discussion on what it’s like to build and maintain a network. 

Darrah Blackwater

J.D., University of Arizona, Indigenous & telecommunications law

Mark Buell

Regional Vice President – North America, Internet Society

Natalie Campbell

Director, Community Organizing and Public Advocacy, Internet Society

John Kealoha Garcia

Executive Advisor, National Security, Nation of Hawaii

Dr. Rob McMahon

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

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Tim Whiteduck

Director of Technology, First Nations Education Council (FNEC)

Heather Hudson

Professor and Consultant, ICTs for Development, Rural Communications, Telecommunications Management and Policy

H Trostle

Research Professional, American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University

Week 2: The Business of Community Networks

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 3:00pm EDT / 12:00pm PST / 9:00am HST

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Sally Braun

General Manager, Western James Bay Telecom Network

Allyson Mitchell

General Manager, Mohawk Networks

Danae Wilson
Danae Wilson

Manager, Nez Perce Tribe Department of Technological Services; Tribe Member


Geoffrey Blackwell
Geoffrey Blackwell

Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, AMERIND Risk

Week 3: Mapping and Planning Networks

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Bill Murdoch

Fibre Technology solutions, First Nation Communities

Michael McNally
Colby Bradford

Week 4: Building Wireless Networks

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Gerald Thunderbird-Sky

Deborah Simpier

Jennings (Max) Orcutt

Spencer Sevilla

Research Scientist, University of Washington

Week 5: Building Fiber Networks

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Matthew Rantanen

Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA)

Travis Carter


Week 6: Hands On Crimping and
The Community of Networking (ICS Training Joint Session)

Monday, 11 October 2021
(week of Indigenous Connectivity Summit)

Spencer Sevilla

Research Scientist, University of Washington

Esther Jang

Computer Science PhD student, University of Washington

Adam Burqa
Robert Johnson

Leading image: © Angela Gzowski