[acc-cca-l] Next Week -- Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2021 (Online)

Rob McMahon rdmcmaho at ualberta.ca
Thu Oct 7 08:18:34 MDT 2021


The Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS)<https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2021/> will gather virtually next week at the 5th annual ICS 12-15 October, 2021.

Register here<https://isoc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldemsqzsiGtIjK5LEJKb4mTyJESkT28IA> to attend and join in the discussion on ways to ensure Alaska Native, American Indian, Inuit, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, and Métis communities have affordable, high-quality, and sustainable Internet access—and how it can support social and economic development.

ICS 2021 will highlight Indigenous communities pursuing innovative and independent ways to connect to the Internet and their unique challenges to connectivity – further complicated by exclusion from national markets and policy making processes. A diverse group of community network managers and operators, Indigenous-owned Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers and Indigenous leaders will join in a community-led discussion to share the latest on connectivity solutions, funding sources, next level advocacy and success stories from Indigenous community networks in Canada and the United States.

Visit the ICS 2021 Agenda<https://www.internetsociety.org/events/indigenous-connectivity-summit/2021/agenda/> to view next week's sessions. The meeting will be a collaborative space to build partnerships, share powerful examples of Indigenous-led projects, engage in robust dialogue, enjoy Indigenous artwork, music and film, and work together to develop the ICS2021 policy recommendations to support Indigenous connectivity efforts going forward.


Associate Professor | Media and Technology Studies
Department of Political Science | University of Alberta
Email: rob.mcmahon at ualberta.ca<mailto:rob.mcmahon at ualberta.ca>

The University of Alberta is located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
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