Indigenous Connectivity

Introducing the Indigenous Connectivity Advisory Committee

The leaders that will shape the future of the Indigenous Connectivity Institute

Introducing the Indigenous Connectivity Advisory Committee

We created the Indigenous Connectivity Institute as an organization by and for Indigenous communities to define a digital future on their terms. And so, I’m delighted the Institute is taking the next step in that journey as we announce its inaugural Advisory Committee.

Representing Indigenous communities from Hawaii to the Canadian Arctic, we’re fortunate to have some of the leading voices in North America join us to take the Institute forward in the months and years ahead.

This group will give strategic advice to the Connect Humanity team on our Indigenous work and collaborate closely on the development of the ICI, ensuring community is at the center of all we do.

Meet the ICI Advisory Committee

Darrah Blackwater

University of Arizona

Arizona, US

Sally Braun portrait

Sally Braun

General Manager, Western James Bay Telecom Network

Ontario, Canada

Rhea Doolan

Senior Policy Lead, First Nations Technology Council

British Columbia, Canada

John Garcia portrait

John Garcia

Minister of Commerce, 2nd Deputy Head of State, Nation of Hawai’i

Hawaii, US

Sharayah Lane portrait

Sharayah Lane

Senior Advisor for Indigenous Community Connectivity, Internet Society

Washington State, US

Traci Morris portrait

Traci Morris

Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute

Arizona, US

Bill Murdoch Portrait

Bill Murdoch

a/Executive Director, Clear Sky Connections

Manitoba, Canada

Matt Rantanen

Matt Rantanen

Cyber Warrior for Tribal Broadband

California, US

Madeline Redfern portrait

Madeleine Redfern

CEO, CanArctic Inuit Networks

Nunavut, Canada

Steven Vanloffeld portrait

Steven Vanloffeld

Founder and CEO, eSupply Canada

Ontario, Canada

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