Indigenous Connectivity

Including Indigenous voices in the decisions and solutions that shape the Internet is a critical part of closing the connectivity gap in rural and remote communities around the world.

Indigenous communities face unique challenges to Internet access and inclusion. To address this digital divide, the Internet Society is bringing together community network operators, Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers and Indigenous leadership at Indigenous Connectivity Summits.

Let’s continue the conversations we’ve started at the Summits! Do you want to connect your Indigenous community? Do you want to support Indigenous connectivity? You can find ever-growing resources on topics including community networks, cultural preservation, and Indigenous-driven access. Although we began this conversation in North America, our hope is that all Indigenous communities around the world will have the opportunity to connect to the Internet.

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We published the policy documents where we outline the actions that governments of Canada and the United States can take to ensure that the Internet is for everyone.

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Get Involved

There are several ways you can take part:

When it comes to connecting the world, everyone’s voice counts.
Indigenous Connectivity Summit Urges Stronger Government Support for Digital Equity, Identifies Critical Solutions to Expand Access
Press Releases 18 November 2021

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Urges Stronger Government Support for Digital Equity, Identifies Critical Solutions to Expand Access

2021 recommendations call for bold and rapid action to ensure fast, affordable, and sustainable Internet for Indigenous communities across...

Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Sustainable Solutions to Ensure Digital Equity
Press Releases 11 October 2021

Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit to Address Sustainable Solutions to Ensure Digital Equity

The fifth annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders under a common goal: connecting...

Internet Society Brainstorms Indigenous Peoples Broadband Solutions
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In the News 11 October 2021

Internet Society Brainstorms Indigenous Peoples Broadband Solutions

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Register for the Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit
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Community Networks 17 August 2021

Register for the Fifth Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit

In its second year as a virtual event, the Indigenous Connectivity Summit will take place on 12-15 October 2021....

5th Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit Will Be Held Virtually October 12-15
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In the News 16 August 2021

5th Annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit Will Be Held Virtually October 12-15

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Connecting Indigenous Communities: An Urgent Call for Inclusivity, Ownership, and Affordability
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Community Networks 10 December 2020

Connecting Indigenous Communities: An Urgent Call for Inclusivity, Ownership, and Affordability

In October, we held the 2020 edition of Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS). Over the last four years, this summit...

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Leading image: Community Networks training program participants and community members in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. © 2019 Angela Gzowski