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Indigenous Connectivity

Including Indigenous voices in the decisions and solutions that shape the Internet is a critical part of closing the connectivity gap in rural and remote communities around the world. #CountMyVoice

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.

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.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can take part:

When it comes to connecting the world, everyone’s voice counts.
Human Connection Frames Success of 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit
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Community Networks 18 October 2018

Human Connection Frames Success of 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit

The Internet is an incredible tool that can help amplify voices that may not otherwise be heard. But when...

Prioritizing Indigenous Connectivity in North America
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Access 11 October 2018

Prioritizing Indigenous Connectivity in North America

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Indigenous Connectivity Summit – My Perspective
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Access 8 October 2018

Indigenous Connectivity Summit – My Perspective

As the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association I’ve been working with Native communities in...

CRTC Fund Makes Important Commitment to Indigenous Connectivity Solutions
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Access 4 October 2018

CRTC Fund Makes Important Commitment to Indigenous Connectivity Solutions

While a new fund by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has disappointed some Internet advocacy groups, we...

Indigenous Access: It Will Benefit All Generations
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Community Networks 2 October 2018

Indigenous Access: It Will Benefit All Generations

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

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In the News 14 September 2018

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