Native America Calling: Historic broadband investment in Indian Country (October 22, 2023)Tribes are getting their applications in for funds from the second round of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (December 19, 2022)And with that, the 2022 season is over. Thank you for a great year.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 3, 2022)Welcome community, to #NAFOAFall22!
White House releases fact sheet on internet in tribal communities (August 11, 2022)The Biden administration is working to improve high-speed internet in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.
Cronkite News: Mental health hotline now taking calls at 988 (July 26, 2022)Among racial and ethnic groups, Native people face the highest rates of suicide in the United States.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Connectivity changes put Native people at risk (February 16, 2022)Native Americans and Alaska Natives are the most vulnerable to domestic violence.
Tlingit and Haida Tribes secure wireless spectrum license in Alaska (August 24, 2021)The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of is one step closer to providing access to improved broadband services in Southeast Alaska.
‘A life changer’: Investing in broadband in Indian Country (June 4, 2021)“Expanding broadband to our communities is not just a game changer – it is a life changer to tribal communities like mine and all Tribal Nations across the country,” said Treasurer Shannon Holsey of the National Congress of American Indians.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (February 8, 2021)The NAFOA newsletter has something for everyone – from Native students to Tribal Leaders.
Ute Tribe secures broadband license from FCC (November 3, 2020)The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee is pleased to announce that its application to the Federal Communications Commission has been approved.
Cronkite News: Tribes granted access to broadband licenses (October 30, 2020)The Federal Communications Commission has granted broadband spectrum licenses to tribes in what FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “a major step forward in our efforts to close the digital divide on Tribal lands.”
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take steps to bridge digital divide (October 29, 2020)“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.
Federal Communications Commission announces tribal priority licenses (October 23, 2020)The Federal Communications Commission has issued the first set of spectrum licenses through the agency’s first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to Tribal entities across the country.
Native Sun News Today: Rep. Haaland seeks Broadband for All (October 2, 2020)“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes work to address lack of internet (September 24, 2020)On tribal lands, only 65 percent of the population has access to broadband. Half of tribal rural households don’t even have access to a fixed wireless internet provider.
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