Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2019

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Day 1: 12 November 2019

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Remarks and Opening Ceremony

- Geoffrey Blackwell (emcee), AMERIND Risk
- Ka'iu Kimura, University of Hawai'i, College of Hawaiian Language, Hale‘ōlelo 
09:00 – 09:05

Introduction to Summit Structure

Mark Buell, Internet Society
09:05 – 10:30

Morning Breakouts (Simultaneous sessions A and B) 

A. Round Table Kūkākūkā
Explore: Native and Indigenous Connectivity Fundamentals

- What are Community Networks?
- What is an Internet Exchange Point?
- Introduction to Spectrum
- Funding Opportunities for Communities
- Deployment Lessons

- Scott Rasmussen, NYCMesh
- Mariel Triggs, MuralNet
- Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski, Internet Essentials 
- Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance

Moderator: Matt Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association

B. Long-Table Kūkākūkā
Navigate: Current State of Native and Indigenous Connectivity

- Stories of Success
- Regulatory Update
- Current Challenges
- Partnership Opportunities
- Local Perspective

- Herman Many Guns, Piikani Nation
- Burt Lum, State of Hawai'i, ISOC Hawai'i
- Michele Beck, Telesat 
- Cat Blake, Next Century Cities 

Moderator: Katie Jordan, Internet Society
10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:15

Flash Session: Networks of Support

Edward McNair, North American Network Operators Group (NANOG)
11:15 – 11:45

Training Webinar Readouts:

Read out from ISOC Community Network Webinar Series
- Brandon Makaawaawa, Independent & Sovereign Nation State of Hawaii
- Sydonie Okheena, Ulukhaktuk, NWT

Read out from ISOC Policy Webinar Series
- Ula Shirt, Piikani First Nation
- Darian Danner, Anchorage, Alaska
11:55 – 12:00

Policy Working Group Announcement

Katie Jordan, Internet Society
12:00 – 13:20

Lunch, Fireside Chat

Lunch: 12:00 - 12:40 
Fireside Chat: 12:40 - 13:20 

Building a digital society

Introduction: Katie Heyl, Bai Cells

- Head of State Dennis "Bumpy" Kanahele, Independent & Sovereign Nation State of Hawaiʻi, Pu‘uhonua O Waimānalo
- Chief Leroy Denny, Eskasoni First Nation
Moderator: Mark Buell, Internet Society
13:20 – 14:15

Long-Table Kūkākūkā - The State of Connectivity in Hawai'i

- Michael McCartney, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hawaiʻi
- Cliff Miyake, Ocean Networks
- Jason Thune, Hawaiian Tel
Moderator: Burt Lum, State of Hawai'i
14:15 – 14:30

Flash Session: Using the Internet for Health and Wellness

Linnea Dick and Joshua Watts, We Matter
14:30 – 14:45

Flash Session: Insights and More from Morning Sessions

14:45 – 15:15

Networking Break

15:15 – 16:00

Breakout Round Table Kūkākūkās

(Topics to Explore from Morning Sessions)

1. Measuring Internet performance
- May Lynn Lee, Cybera
- Chris Ritzo, MLab
Location: Main Room 

2. Internet Exchange Points
- Hosein Badran, Internet Society

Location: Student Break Room 
16:00 – 16:30

Round Tables Report Back to Plenary

16:30 – 17:00

Long-Table Kūkākūkā: Thoughts on Day 1; Looking Forward to Day 2

Policy development team to meet
19:00 – 22:00

Community Feast

(Grand Naniloa Hotel)
Sponsored by Internet Essentials

- Introduction by Karima Zedan, Internet Essentials

- Keynote speaker: Councilwoman Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, Havasupai Tribe

Day 2: 13 November 2019

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome Back

Geoffrey Blackwell
08:45 – 09:15

Community Network Case Study

Madeline Redfern
09:15 – 09:45

Flash Session: Indigenous Communities Using the Internet to Amplify Culture and Language

Christopher Liu, Stanford, Yup'ik translation app
09:45 – 10:00

Community Network Case Study

Danae Wilson, Nez Perce
10:00 – 10:15

Flash Session: The Changing Regulatory Regime and EBS Opportunities

Mariel Triggs, MuralNet
10:15 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:00

Internet Essentials Flash Session: Digital Literacy: From Access to Use

The transformative power of an in-home internet connection can bring families endless opportunities for upward mobility, but what happens after they get connected? For many, navigating the internet and understanding the opportunities it offers can be challenging. At Internet Essentials from Comcast, we’re trying to bridge that digital skills gap by not only providing an in-home internet connection, but also offering hundreds of hours of digital literacy training via our Online Learning Center, and in person through a network of tens of thousands of community based organizations. How is your organization bridging the digital skills gap? What can we, collectively, do to better meet this need? Join us in a discussion around the importance, implementation, and access to digital literacy training and how we can work together to ensure everyone has the skills and foundation to fully participate online.
Chirag Patel, Internet Essentials
11:00 – 11:15

Case Study

Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, Kamehameha Schools 
11:15 – 12:00

Long-Table Kūkākūkā: Digital Literacy – What is the Role of Schools and other Institutions?

- Patuk Glenn, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
- Crystal Fraser, Gwichyà Gwich’in
Moderatior: Rob McMahon, University of Alberta
12:00 – 13:00


Keynote: The Role of Federal Governments

- Introduction: Shaddi Hasan, Facebook 

- Patrick Webre, Federal Communications Commission
13:00 – 13:45

Breakout Roundtable Kūkākūkā

(Tables rotate every 15 minutes)

Topics: Emerging Discussions (as identified by participants)
13:45 – 14:00

Report Back to Plenary: Outcomes and Plans for the Future

(outcomes from roundtable discussions)
14:00 – 14:30

Networking break

14:30 – 14:45

Flash Session: Tribally-Driven Research: The State of Internet Connectivity on Tribal Lands and Policy Solutions

Brian Howard, Research and Policy Analyst, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University
14:45 – 15:00

Flash Session: How are National Broadband Societies Developed?

Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council
15:00 – 15:15

Flash Session: Creating an Environment for Indigenous Language to Flourish

Namaka Rawlins, ʻAha Pūnana Leo
15:15 – 16:00

Breakout Roundtable Kūkākūkā

(Tables Rotate Every 15 Minutes)

Reflections on the event and topics we missed (as proposed by participants)
16:00 – 16:15

Report Back to Plenary: Outcomes and Plans for the Future

16:15 – 16:45

Long-Table Kūkākūkā: Looking Forward

Presentation and discussion of recommendations in plenary
16:45 – 17:00

Summit Closing

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