On Tribal Lands, Digital Divide Brings New Form Of Isolation


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Like many college students, Wilhelmina Tsosie must go online to complete her assignments. But unlike the vast majority of Americans, she finds that the biggest challenge in her coursework is merely getting connected. Tsosie is a member of the Navajo Nation, the Native American community whose sprawling reservation has long been

Native Public Media Press Release


Native Public Media Creates and Implements First Branded Digital Journalism Curriculum for Native Americans, Flagstaff, Arizona – January 23, 2012 Native Public Media, an organization dedicated to serving Native radio broadcasters and media makers, announced it will launch its Digital Journalism and Storytelling Intensive on May 28, 2012. Matthew Rantanen, Chair of Native Public Media’s

Director of SCTDV to Chair Native Public Media Board of Directors


Flagstaff, AZ, October 13, 2011 – Matthew Rantanen will lead the national Native American organization, Native Public Media, as Chairman of the Board. Native Public Media is the only organization dedicated to providing service to the Native media network as well as providing a policy program directed at changing the broadcast and telecommunications landscape in

TDV on YouTube


This video contains footage from TDV’s offices, wireless-broadband internet towers, and the Pala Learning Center. TDV is ZeroDivide’s partner in BTOP’s “Broadband Adoption Program” that is designed to increase broadband awareness and adoption on tribal lands. Broadband adoption rates for American Indians have been among the lowest of any ethnic group within the continental United

State Of The Re:Union – Tribal Digital Divide


Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide in San Diego County, BTOP (Broadband Technology Opportunities Program), which is part of the federal economic stimulus package adopted in 2009. In Southern California, the Tribal Digital Village is working with ZeroDivide, the San Francisco-based technology foundation, and using BTOP funding to promote awareness and adoption of broadband in the

FCC’s Native Nations Broadband Task Force


Geoffrey Blackwell, Matthew Rantanen, and Joe Garcia are pictured here in the Federal Communications Commissions’ (FCC) building in Washington, D.C. commemorating the First face-to-face meeting of the FCC’s Native Nations Broadband Task Force. May 25th, 2011. Geoffrey Blackwell and Joe Garcia are the Co-Chairs of this task force, a group of tribal leaders in government

Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn


Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Official statement that includes mention of Tribal Digital Village in the second paragraph. This is directly from our “petition for reconsideration” and the meeting TDV Director Matthew Rantanen attended in DC, at the Commission where this was discussed with all 5 commissioners.

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