Microsoft awards grant to Tribal Digital Village and Numbers4Health to expand internet access and solutions for rural and underserved communities in California


NEWS PROVIDED BY Microsoft Corp. REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. announced it selected Tribal Digital Village and Numbers4Health as winners of its third annual Airband Grant Fund to help bring broadband internet access to rural and underserved communities. As two of eight winners, Tribal Digital Village (TDVNet) will help

Importance Of Indigenous Inclusion In The Internet


This speech was given by Matthew Rantanen – Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Tribal Digital Village – in the closing session of the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva in December 2017. Ladies and Gentlemen, excellencies, colleagues and stakeholders, friends – to make sure I am recognizing everyone and observing proper protocols, I

Connecting Broadband with Economic Opportunities: Challenges and Success Stories


Connecting Broadband with Economic Opportunities: Challenges and Success Stories #IGFUSAConnectivity Lack of connectivity and overpriced or substandard service prevent many US communities from accessing economic opportunities, education opportunities, as well as other basic tools of everyday life and interaction. As economic activity and basic tools of civic participation move online, these same underconnected or unrepresented

Groups partner to build fibre optic network to rural Manitoba First Nations


Lenard Monkman · CBC News · Posted: Jul 04, 2018 9:25 PM ET  Three organizations have announced they will partner in a joint venture to bring high speed internet via a fibre optic network to rural towns and First Nations in Manitoba. The new partnership will see the three groups — Distinct Infrastructure Group, Clear Sky Connections, and Broadband Communications North — partner into a

Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities


MIT announces $60,000 to first-ever Oceti Sakowin fellows By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today nativesunnews.today CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin will receive $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives through the Solve Fellowships that the applicants earned in recent competition, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced

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

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