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Day 1 - 8 November 2017
Building a network

8:30 AM

Opening Ceremony

Richard Mermejo, Governor of Picuris Pueblo
9:00 AM

Opening Discussion

Kathy Brown, Internet Society
Brian Tagaban, Sacred Wind Communications
9:20 AM

Community Information Gathering

Rob McMahon, University of Alberta
9:25 AM

Panel: Stories from the Field: The Many Shapes and Sizes of Community Networks

Moderator: Jane Coffin, Internet Society

Bill Murdoch, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
Brian Tagaban, Sacred Wind Communications
Peter Bloom, Rhizomatica
Don Means, Digital Village Associates
10:30 AM

Flash Presentation: Community Network Success Story

Matthew Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
10:35 AM

Networking

11:00 AM

Table Level Discussion, Reporting Back to Plenary

11:50 AM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Flash presentation: IP addressing

Richard Jimmerson, ARIN
1:20 PM

Panel: Community Network Business Models

Moderator: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta

Matthew Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
Nico Pace, Alter Mundi
Lope Trujillo, La Loma Projects
Claudia Lezama, La Loma Projects
Luis Reyes, Kit Carson Electric Coop
Margaret Campos, REDI Net
2:20 PM

Panel: Advocating for Community Networks

Moderator: Brian Tagaban, Sacred Wind Communications

Madeline Redfern, City of Iqaluit
Elizabeth Belding, UC Santa Barbara
Maria Alvarez, Redes A.C.
Tim Whiteduck, First Nations Education Council (virtual)
Kimball Sekaquaptewa, AMERIND
3:15 PM

Networking

3:45 PM

Personal Story: Connecting Arctic Communities

Madeline Redfern, City of Iqaluit
4:00 PM

Table Level Discussion, Reporting Back to Plenary

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

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

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Reception

Day 2 - 9 November 2017
Using a network

8:40 AM

Welcome Back & Video Presentation

Senator Tom Udall, Honorary Co-Host
9:00 AM

Flash presentation: Network security

Brandon Benallie, Benallie Consulting
9:05 AM

Panel: Leveraging digital tools for social and economic good

Moderator: Vanessa Roanhorse, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC

Jeff Ward, Animikii
Jesse Fiddler, KNET (virtual)
Sandy Campbell, Digital Library North
9:50 AM

Networking break

10:15 AM

Arts presentation

Issa Nyaphaga, Cameroonian artist
11:00 AM

Table Level Discussion, Reporting Back to Plenary

11:45 AM

Flash Presentation: Coding with Kids

Lynn Roanhorse
11:50 AM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Flash presentation

Graham Biyale, Navajo Youth
1:05 PM

Panel: Using Digital Platforms to Protect and Preserve Culture

Moderator: Soledad Roybal

Jason Ordaz, Institute of American Indian Arts
Vanessa Roanhorse, Roanhorse Consulting, LLC
2:05 PM

Break

2:30 PM

Panel: Community Networks – the Unique Challenges of Indigenous Communities

Moderator: Brian Tagaban, Sacred Wind Communications

Geoffrey Blackwell, AMERIND Risk
Sally Braun, Western James Bay Telecommunications Network (virtual)
Lyle Fabian, Katlotech Communications, Northwest Territories
Godfrey Enjady, National Tribal Telecommunications Association
3:30 PM

Networking

4:00 PM

Extended Plenary Discussion: What do we need to create sustainable, effective community networks in Indigenous Communities?

Moderator: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta
4:45 PM

Summit closing

Richard Lowenberg, 1st Mile Institute
Jennifer Case Nevarez, Internet Society New Mexico Chapter; New Mexico Techworks
Rob McMahon, First Mile Connectivity Consortium
Mark Buell, Internet Society
5:00 PM

Optional Social Event

Explore Santa Fe’s Railyard


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Pre-Summit Training Sessions Agenda
Day 1 - 6 November 2017

9:00 AM

Welcome

Mark Buell, Internet Society
9:10 AM

Participant Discussion

Moderators: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta; Jane Coffin, Internet Society

What do you want to get out of this event? What are our goals as a group?
10:00 AM

Presentation: Community Network personal story

Jesse Fiddler, K-Net (virtual)
10:20 AM

Networking

10:50 AM

Module 1: Community Networks 101

Moderator: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta

- 10 minutes - Introduction to topic area
All participants: Group A + Group B.
People will self-define what group they want to join
Explain structure of the module and introduce group leads

- 40 minutes – break into 2 groups
Group A – people unfamiliar with community networks
Group A lead: Rob McMahon
Speaker X will present to Group A on Community Networks 101 with much opportunity for discussion, Q and A.

Group B –people familiar with community networks
Group B lead: Matt Rantanen
Group B will have a “coffee chat” to brainstorm what they would have liked to have known before they started their networks, what they would like to share with Group A.

- 20 minutes
Groups A and B will come back together. Group B will share what they discussed during the 40 minutes. Opportunity to share their stories.
12:00 PM

Story from the Field: Rhizomatica and Open Base Station

Peter Bloom, Rhizomatica
12:50 PM

Lunch

1:50 PM

Module 2: Site Planning

Moderator: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta; Peter Bloom, Rhizomatica

- 10 minutes - Introduction to topic area
All participants: Group A + Group B.
People will self-define what group they want to join
Explain structure of the module and introduce group leads

- 40 minutes – break into 2 groups
Group A – people unfamiliar with site planning
Group A lead: Maria Malvido
Speaker X will present to Group A on site planning with much opportunity for discussion, Q and A.

Group B –people familiar with site planning
Group B lead: Brian Tagaban
Group B will have a “coffee chat” to brainstorm what they would have liked to have known before they started site planning, what they would like to share with Group A.

- 20 minutes
Groups A and B will come back together. Group B will share what they discussed during the 40 minutes. Opportunity to share their stories.
3:00 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM

Module 3: Indigenous Approaches to Regulatory Regimes

How can Indigenous Communities create their own regulatory regimes? What strategies have been successful?

Brian Beaton, K-Net (virtual)
Rob McMahon, University of Alberta

Open invitation for participants to share their stories about navigating regulatory environments.
5:00 PM

Module 4: Open Source Technology

Nico Pace, Libremesh

Day 2 - 7 November 2017

9:00 AM

Personal Showcase: Digital Enterprise Development and Native Youth

Lynn Roanhorse, Jicarilla Apache Nation Federal Programs
9:15 AM

Personal Showcase: Coding Training Program

Mataya Pesata, Dulce High School Coding
9:30 AM

Breakfast & Networking

10:00 AM

Module 5 - Community Network Organization, Community Engagement and Partnerships

How do we organize our communities and establish helpful partnerships with local governments, the private sector, and civil society groups?

Moderators: Mark Buell, Internet Society; Rob McMahon, University of Alberta

- 10 minutes - Introduction to topic area
All participants: Group A + Group B.
People will self-define what group they want to join
Explain structure of the module and introduce group leads

- 40 minutes – break into 2 groups
Group A – people unfamiliar with organization of community networks
Group A lead: Denise Williams
Denise speaks about community organization strategies. Questions and answers.

Group B –people familiar with organization of community networks
Group B lead: Peter Bloom
Group B will have a “coffee chat” to brainstorm what they would have liked to have known about organizing their community, what they would like to share with Group A.

- 20 minutes
Groups A and B will come back together. Group B will share what they discussed during the 40 minutes. Opportunity to share their stories.
11:10 AM

Personal Showcase: Open Source Cellular

Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel Communications
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Module 6: Introduction to Data Centers

Bill Murdoch, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

Discussion and open invitation to share stories about data centers.
2:05 PM

Module 7: Indigenous Approaches to Regulatory Regimes

How can Indigenous Communities create their own regulatory regimes? What strategies have been successful?

Judy Whiteduck, Assembly of First Nations
Brian Tagaban, Sacred Wind Communications

Open invitation for participants to share their stories about navigating regulatory environments.
3:20 PM

Networking

3:40 PM

Mini Film Festival

4:10 PM
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1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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