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Indigenous Connectivity

Indigenous communities face unique challenges to Internet access and inclusion. To address this digital divide, the Internet Society is bringing together community network operators, Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers and Indigenous leadership at Indigenous Connectivity Summits. Learn more and register for this year’s summit here.

Let’s continue the conversations we’ve started at the Summits! Do you want to connect your Indigenous community? Do you want to support Indigenous connectivity? You can find ever-growing resources on topics including community networks, cultural preservation, and Indigenous-driven access. Although we began this conversation in North America, our hope is that all Indigenous communities around the world will have the opportunity to connect to the Internet. Join us!

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There are several ways you can take part:

Building Connectivity Across 27,000 Square Miles
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Access 9 August 2018

Building Connectivity Across 27,000 Square Miles

In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted the inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event brought together...

Innovative Approaches to Connecting Indigenous Communities
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Community Networks 17 July 2018

Innovative Approaches to Connecting Indigenous Communities

In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted its first Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This event...

We’re Going to Visit All 203 Nations
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Community Networks 21 June 2018

We’re Going to Visit All 203 Nations

In November 2017, the Internet Society hosted the inaugural Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event brought together...

Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a Responsibility
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Access 17 May 2018

Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a Responsibility

The Internet can provide access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity, but many indigenous communities face challenges to Internet...

The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program
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Beyond the Net 16 May 2018

The Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp Program

The Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta, concerned they were in danger of losing their Blackfoot culture and traditions, sought...

The State of Broadband Connectivity in Canada’s Rural and Remote Regions
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Access 2 May 2018

The State of Broadband Connectivity in Canada’s Rural and Remote Regions

In April, the Canadian Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology presented the “Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada: Overcoming...

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