Tribal Resource Center

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2022 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) 10/24-10/28

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National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Deadline October 17th

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Indigenous Communities Program Funding application due 9/30

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Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Application Due September 30

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Financing mechanisms for locally-owned internet infrastructure report webinar 9/22

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NTTA Tribal Broadband Summit 9/19-9/20

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Capital Projects Fund application directions (deadline extended)

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Internships

The TRC (Tribal Resource Center) is offering four month paid internships to help with outreach to tribes around connectivity needs and sharing of available resources.

The TRC is the culmination of years of real-world wisdom from digital tribal leaders, including Southern California Tribal Digital Village Chair Matt Rantanen.

“The TRC will be a one-stop shop for the puzzle pieces that a tribe would need to step into managing their own communications. A place to find answers, connect with other tribes, and share success stories,” Rantanen says.

Matt Rantanen

A number of people and organizations came together to form the TRC, addressing longstanding connectivity issues on tribal reservations and empower tribal communities to utilize the benefits of broadband. The TRC's website consists of a hub of validated articles, links, videos, and skilled people available to assist tribal nations with adopting broadband technologies. In the coming months, further resources will address broadband opportunities for community health, entrepreneurship, education, and cultural preservation, with added features for peer-to-peer learning across tribes as well as a help desk.

Applicants need not be technical experts. Interns will spend time reaching out to, and speaking with digital leaders within tribes. They will work with TRC Director Brooke Munroe and others on the TRC team to help the TRC reach more tribal nations.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in broadband
  • Basic knowledge of how the Internet works
  • Comfortable speaking to others you have not met
  • Capacity to travel (~once a month)
  • Tribal member

What we're offering:

  • Training in tribal broadband
  • Access to people and information
  • Great experience
  • $3,000 per month for 4 months

If interested, please send your name, email, phone number, and a few paragraphs on how you see high speed internet benefiting your tribe, region, or tribal nations as a whole. Send your information and short essay to Brooke Munroe.

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