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North America news

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance
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Internet Governance 16 August 2019

Day Zero 2019: Bringing Together Young People to Talk about Internet Governance

As we work to foster the multistakeholder model in Internet governance, we must include the voices of youth. They’ve...

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)...

Becoming Broadband Ready Means Community Innovation and Collaboration
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Connecting the World 3 July 2019

Becoming Broadband Ready Means Community Innovation and Collaboration

There are countless communities across North America that are hungry to see better broadband access for their residents. It’s...

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...

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North America Team

Mark Buell

Regional Bureau Director, North America

Bethany Davis

Administrative Assistant - North America

Kellee Elkins

Regional Community Engagement Manager, North America

Katie Jordan

Senior Policy Advisor, North America


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