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This video features a discussion of the connectivity challenges faced by the Yurok Tribe of Northern California, and the importance of Tribes being able to build and operate their own networks.
Published in September 2019, this report discusses historical barriers that Tribes face when attempting to access spectrum resources and efforts by the FCC to support Tribal access to spectrum.
This resource from October 2019 provides a policy overview of the effect of federal spectrum management and allocation on Tribal communities. It explores the challenges that Tribes face in leveraging spectrum for economic and public use.
This resource recommends four provisions to be included in emergency pandemic legislation in order for cities, towns, and Tribal communities to leverage internet access as a recovery tool.
This report includes case studies from four Native Nations that created their own internet service providers. It includes a discussion of challenges to building internet infrastructure that are unique to Tribal communities, and includes best practices for Native Nations, lending institutions, and the federal government when it comes to Tribal connectivity.
This report summarizes the 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit and its key takeaways.
This report provides a summary of the policy recommendations that resulted from the 2020 Indigenous Connectivity Summit. The policy recommendations address barriers and opportunities related to Tribal broadband.
This report provides a summary of the policy recommendations that resulted from the 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit. The policy recommendations address barriers and opportunities related to Tribal broadband.
This set of recommendations includes best practices for supporting inclusivity, community consultation, and engagement with Indigenous communities.
This blog discusses various issues surrounding broadband connection in Native Nations, complete with examples. It argues that there is no singular prescriptive fix that will connect all Native Nations, but rather federal, state, and local governments must work with Native Nations to achieve broadband connectivity that fits their respective communities, with Indigenous people directly involved in the creation and implementation of programs designed to create solutions to meet their unique needs.
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