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Tribes exercise sovereignty for faster internet


Tribes lead the way for faster internet access in New Mexico Across sovereign governments, a group of Southwest tribes prepares to launch their own network. By Leah Todd High Country News hcn.org This story is part of the State of Change project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. For decades in these sparsely

Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology


Turning pottery designs into computer artwork By Katherine Saltzstein Native Sun News Today New Mexico Correspondent nativesunnews.today ALBUQUERQUE – Acoma artist Jon Juanico turns Acoma pottery designs into computer-aided artwork. In a show of his art at Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center recently, his designs seemed to move and glow, some stationary on canvas, others

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

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