Fort Peck Assiniboine Reservation case study

Key Themes: Motivation - Roadblocks 

Issues: Territory - Funding - distance learning, telehealth

Strategies: Building Communication

Forms of Access: Towers - Everyone

Reference: http://www.fortpecktribes.org/departments.html

Cherokee Nation case study

Key Themes: Roadblocks - Empathy - Motivation - Education - Reliance

Issues: Affordability - Hot spots 

Strategies: Digital Divide Decrease - Acknowledgement

Forms of Access: Wifi - Hotspots -universal connectivity initiative - Portal Wifi

Reference: https://nativetimes.com/2015?view=archive&month=6

https://www.cherokee.org/

Coeur d’Alene Tribe case study

Key Themes: Motivation - Engagement - Education - Roadblock - Empathy

Issues: Covid-19 - Overcoming stalled projects

Strategies: Local Involvement - Building Motivation

Forms of Access: Community

References: https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/IndigenousFutureZones-0221.pdf

Crow Indian Reservation case study

Key Themes: Economy -Tribal Infrastructure - Empathy - Roadblocks

Issues: Historic Preservation - COVID - 19 - Voter Rights - Employment

Strategies: Government and Tribal Council involvement

Forms of Access: Community 

Reference: https://muninetworks.org/content/indigenous-networks

https://nbcmontana.com/news/local/fcc-grants-broadband-licenses-to-7-of-8-montana-tribes

Fond du Lac Band case study

Key Themes: Roadblocks - Engagement - Motivation - Education

Issues: Cultural Knowledge - Narratives

Strategies: Community Engagement

Forms of Access: Community - Hot Spots -  Fiber-to-the-Home network

Reference: https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/IndigenousFutureZones-0221.pdf

Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo Village case study

Key Themes: Engagement - Marketing - Empathy - Education

Issues: Self Reliance- Bringing a voice to the people - Building opportunities

Strategies: Inclusive technology - Native owned system

Forms of Access: Community - Everyone

Reference:  https://ilsr.org/hawaii-community-broadband-blp-episode-88/

Shinnecock Indian Nation case study

Key Themes: Revenue - Economy

Issues: Resources - Business 

Strategies: Building Committees - Building Infrastructure

Forms of Access: Community - Government and local offices

Reference: https://www.newsday.com/business/coronavirus/shinnecock-nation-federal-grant-1.50268355

Gila River Indian Reservation case study

Key Themes: Reliance - Empathy - Engagement - Economy

Issues: Covid -19 - Distance Learning

Strategies: Building Funding - Building Partnerships

Forms of Access: Community

Reference: https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2015/07/22/gila-river-leader-says-lack-of-broadband-is-harming-tribal-rural-areas/

https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/solving-the-broadband-crisis-in-native-nations/

Havasupai Tribe case study

Key Themes: Reliance - Motivation - Tribal Infrastructure

Issues: Covid-19 - Distance Learning - TelaHealth

Strategies: Advocacy - Building Partnerships - Education

Forms of Access: Schools / Universities - Community

Reference: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/16/759908026/most-isolated-tribe-in-continental-u-s-gets-broadband

https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/solving-the-broadband-crisis-in-native-nations/

Hopi Tribe case study

Key Themes: Roadblocks - Reliance - Marketing

Issues: Low Income 

Strategies: Government  involvement

Forms of Access: Tribe owned telecommunications - everyone - household

Reference:  https://www.indianz.com/News/2019/05/09/cronkite-news-indian-country-falling-beh.asp

Iñupiaq (Iḷisaġvik College) case study

Key Themes: Motivation - Engagement - Roadblocks - Education

Issues: Education - Studnets

Strategies: Communication - Community Support

Forms of Access: Colleague / University - Household

Reference:  https://nativesciencereport.org/2020/08/the-backroad-to-broadband/

Makah Indian Reservation case study

Key Themes: Emergency Management - Reliance - Roadblocks

Issues: Terrain - First Responders - Healthcare

Strategies: Partnerships - Respond and Mobilize

Forms of Access: Emergency Personnel - Municipal Offices - 

Reference: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-grants-makah-tribe-spectrum-access-broadband-during-pandemic

Mescalero Apache Reservation case study

Key Themes: Economy - Marketing - Motivation

Issues: Economic Development - Advertising

Strategies: Information Sharing - Cultural Development

Forms of Access: Community - Calling / texting 

Reference: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-25/consumer-issues/mescalero-apache-tribe-gets-5-4-million-usda-loan-for-broadband-expansion/a45300-1

Nez Perce Tribe case study

Key Themes: Empathy - Reliance - Education - Motivation - Engagement

Issues: Funding  Acknowledgement of Past Crimes

Strategies: Public and Private Partnerships - Fundraising

Forms of Access: Community - Government offices- Towers

Reference:  https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/IndigenousFutureZones-0221.pdf

https://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2018/02/07/rural-indian-reservations-broadband-access-000628/

Osage Nation case study

Key Themes: Economy - Engagement - Tribal Infrastructure - Education - Empathy - Marketing

Issues: Community engagement 

Strategies: Information and Cultural Sharing - Partnerships

Forms of Access:  Municipal Wi-Fi

Reference: https://www.osagenews.org/en/article/2017/03/13/congress-passes-450000-match-grant-fund-broadband-internet-project/

https://www.matisp.net/about

Quileute Indian Reservation case study

Key Themes: Emergency Management - Roadblock 

Issues: First Responders - Terrain

Strategies: Regency needs of broadband

Forms of Access: Everyone - Municipal Buildings - Hotspots - health clinics - schools

Reference:  https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/agreement-step-in-bringing-high-speed-internet-to-la-push/

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe case study

Key Themes:

Engagement - Education

Issues:Indigeous involvement 

Strategies: Representation - Native owned network

Forms of Access: Fiber-to-the-Home - community

Reference: https://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/IndigenousFutureZones-0221.pdf

Taos Pueblo Tribe case study

Key Themes:

Reliance – Engagement

Issues: Education - Health initiatives

Strategies: Native Involvement - Partnerships

Forms of Access: Everyone - Community

Reference: https://muninetworks.org/content/indigenous-networks

https://www.taosnews.com/news/taos-pueblo-has-access-to-high-speed-internet/article_a770d1be-4256-5405-88d3-c410dc4ace47.html

Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe case study

Key Themes: Empathy - Marketing - Economy

Issues: employment - advertisement

Strategies: information sharing 

Forms of Access: community

Reference: https://business.sparklight.com/sites/default/files/media-assets/COB%20Yavapai%20Case%20Study%20v1.pdf

https://www.ypit.com/press/010603_rls-wireless.htm
https://www.ypit.com/about_ypit.htm

Yurok Reservation

Blackfeet Nation case study

Key Themes: Education - Reliance -  Tribal Infrastructure - Engagement - Motivation

Issues: Telehealth - Educational Success - Employment

Strategies: Securing Funding - Partnerships

Forms of Access: Tribe owned Fiber optic network

Reference: https://nativenews.jour.umt.edu/projects/2021-home/investing-in-connection/