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.

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.

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We published the policy documents where we outline the actions that governments of Canada and the United States can take to ensure that the Internet is for everyone.

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Get Involved

There are several ways you can take part:

When it comes to connecting the world, everyone’s voice counts.
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Leading image: Community Networks training program participants and community members in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. © 2019 Angela Gzowski