Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2021

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The trainings took place in the six weeks leading up to the main ICS, and previewed the robust, in-depth conversations that would happen at the summit. Both trainings offered six classes with comprehensive materials and resources, plus valuable networking opportunities and chances to talk to Indigenous broadband experts.

The Policy and Advocacy training offered introductory sessions on broadband policy and advocacy, how-to classes on government consultations, and funding opportunities, culminating in a session to craft the 2021 ICS Policy Recommendations. The technical Community Networks training focused on building and operating sustainable, secure community networks. It included a special hands-on crimping session for which participants will be sent crimping materials.  

Find the recordings and resources of 2021 trainings:

Week 1:
9 September 2021

ICS Training Joint Session: Community Networks 101
Week 2 15 Sep, Policy and Advocacy Training: Meaningful Engagement and Consultation
16 Sep, Community Networks Training: The Business of Community Networks
Week 3 22 Sep, Policy and Advocacy Training: Government Outlets for Advocacy
23 Sep, Community Networks Training: Mapping and Planning Networks
Week 4 29 Sep, Policy and Advocacy Training: Funding Opportunities and Advocating for Funding
30 Sep, Community Networks Training: Building Wireless Networks
Week 5 6 Oct, Policy and Advocacy Training: How to Talk to Policymakers
7 Oct, Community Networks Training: Building Fiber Networks

Week 6:
11 October 2021
ICS Training Joint Session: The Community of Networking
Policy and Advocacy Training: Building the ICS Recommendations
Community Networks Training: Hands On Crimping 
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Date and Time

Tuesday 12 October 2021 –

Friday 15 October 2021

Location

Online


The 2021 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) will expand on the success of the last four meetings:

2017 ICS Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2018 ICS Edmonton, Alberta and Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

2019 ICS Hilo, Hawai'i and Pu’uhonua o Waimānalo, Hawai'i

2020 ICS Virtual


Leading image: © Angela Gzowski

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