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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.

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There are several ways you can take part:

When it comes to connecting the world, everyone’s voice counts.
Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020
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Connecting the World 14 August 2019

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020

What benefits can Internet connectivity bring to Tribal and Indigenous communities – especially when it comes to language and...

Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North
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Connecting the World 9 August 2019

Ulukhaktok: Community Networking in the (Far) North

In June of this year, I had the great privilege of traveling to Ulukhaktok, NWT, Canada to talk to...

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms
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Connecting the World 6 August 2019

2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training: Empowering Communities to Create Connections on Their Own Terms

Indigenous communities across North America are working to bridge the digital divide. Each year the Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS)...

Community Dispatch: New Hawaii Chapter Says the Internet Still a Force for Good
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Connecting the World 28 June 2019

Community Dispatch: New Hawaii Chapter Says the Internet Still a Force for Good

My first exposure to the Internet Society was back in 1995 when they held the 5th Annual INET International...

Internet access key to protecting threatened Indigenous languages
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In the News 26 June 2019

Internet access key to protecting threatened Indigenous languages

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In the News 18 June 2019

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