Indigenous communities building a digital future on their terms
Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2022
Shaping Indigenous Connectivity
Indigenous communities are among the most underserved with internet access throughout North America.
The Indigenous Connectivity Summit brings together Indigenous community members, leaders, network operators, researchers and policymakers with a common goal: to connect Indigenous communities to fast, affordable and sustainable internet.
The 2022 Summit in Winnipeg was the 6th annual summit and the first hosted by the newly formed Indigenous Connectivity Institute, marking the transition to a truly Indigenous-led event.
Attendees came together in person for the first time since 2019 for community-driven presentations and panels, and to work together to craft policy recommendations to guide advocacy efforts for the coming year.
Catch up on the plenary sessions from the 2022 Summit.
Calls to Action
Read the 2022 ICS Calls to Action and use them in your work.
Explore previous Indigenous Connectivity Summits.
Participants are invited to join two training tracks in the lead-up to the event. These provide a foundation to the robust, in-depth conversations that happen at the Summit. Both tracks come with supporting materials, valuable networking opportunities, and a chance to talk to Indigenous broadband experts.
Register to our mailing list to hear about opportunities to join training ahead of the 2023 summit.
Policy and Advocacy training
Join introductory sessions on broadband policy and advocacy, how-to classes on government consultations, and funding opportunities, culminating in a session to craft the 2022 ICS Policy Recommendations.
Technical Community Networks training
Get practical technical training on on building and operating sustainable, secure community networks.
Led by the Indigenous Connectivity Institute
The 2022 ICS is led by the newly-formed Indigenous Connectivity Institute, an initiative incubated by Connect Humanity, and co-organized in partnership with the Internet Society.
The first Indigenous Connectivity Summit was held in 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore past events.
2022 Indigenous Connectivity Summit Sponsors
Competitive Network Operators of Canada
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)