Native Hawaaiian man reads out network configuration instructions at a Tribal Broadband Bootcamp.

Our Connectivity

In today’s world, good connectivity is key to a community’s collective prosperity, and central to the strengthening of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination efforts. But challenges of politics, geography, and economics have left Indigenous communities disproportionately without internet access. It’s time for Indigenous-led solutions to bridge this digital divide.

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Our Choice

Indigenous Peoples should have full control of their digital futures. When we own and govern our broadband networks, we are not only decolonizing, we are also harnessing the benefits and opportunities of digital technology in ways that are consistent with our protocols and how we want to live.

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Our Voice

We have more power when we speak and act together. The Indigenous Connectivity Institute brings together Indigenous leaders and allies to share resources, shape policy, and help people learn the skills to build and run their own internet networks.

Working in the US and Canada, the Indigenous Connectivity Institute is a community of Indigenous advocates working to build a digital future on our terms.

What We Do

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Indigenous Connectivity Summit

Every year, the ICS brings Indian Country together to share, learn, and catalyze our collective knowledge around the impacts and issues of new technology, broadband and digital equity for our communities.

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Developing an Indigenous Workforce

Our workforce development program will train the next generation of Indigenous broadband builders, helping meet the industry’s growing demand for technical expertise.

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Awarding Grants

Our Connectivity Grants provide capital to help build and grow networks in underserved Indigenous communities. And through investment partners like Connect Humanity, we can help providers secure sustainable financing.

Navajo man smiles as he speaks into a microphone while addressing attendees of the Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2023, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Shaping Policy

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