How and why CIOs should support an open internet


The People-Centered Internet (PCI) coalition seeks to provide support for two essential and complementary movements: First, it seeks to empower people through the internet and second, to help transform social institutions using the internet constructively – by working with businesses, civil society organizations, and innovators around the world. We spoke with PCI founder and chairman

OVER TWO THOUSAND MEET IN LAS VEGAS TO DISCUSS INDIAN COUNTRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


LAS VEGAS – Some two thousand tribal leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, suppliers, and many more are in Las Vegas for the largest economic development event in Indian Country. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) opened its 32nd annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) on Monday at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Diné Development

Matthew Rantanen speaks to ARNIC seminar on wireless networking in tribal communities


Matthew R. Rantanen is the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village (TDVNet) Network/Initiative that was started in 2001 designing and deploying wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California. Matthew, of Finnish, Cree Indian, and Norwegian decent, has been described as

The least connected people in America


Nowhere is the ‘digital divide’ more extreme than on tribal lands. Will Washington’s solution fix the problem? ROFINO, Idaho — Alexis Coomer’s house isn’t located in a remote area, at least not compared with many of her fellow Nez Perce tribe members on this reservation in north-central Idaho. She lives in the 3,000-person town of

THE NATIONAL CENTER’S DERRICK WATCHMAN OFFERS SUPPORT FOR JOBS FOR TRIBES ACT


WASHINGTON – Derrick Watchman, Board Chairman for the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, testified before the House Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs this afternoon. He offered his support for and feedback on the Jobs for Tribes Act, which is legislation that will provide critical business and economic

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