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The Community Report for the Indigenous Connectivity Summit

We're sharing a republication of the Executive Summary of the Internet Society's Community Report highlighting their recent Indigenous Connectivity Summit. Read more for a link to the full report.

Creating Memes in the Guernésiais Language to Join the “Big Friendly Family of Tiny Languages”

Initiatives like #memeML have helped participants like the Guernsey Language Commission "realise that you’re not alone, but part of a big friendly family of tiny languages around the world."

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter – Number 3

The February 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática,

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

Promoting a More Linguistically Diverse Internet Through the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018

The Second Mother Language Meme Challenge will take place February 14-21, 2018 with an open invitation to anyone to create a meme in a minority, indigenous, or endangered language.

The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light on Violence Against Native Women in North America

" is giving voices to these indigenous women and not placing any judgement on the story they want to tell through this figure of Deer Woman."

The Crowd-Sourced Faroe Islands Answer to Google Translate

What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.

“As Indigenous Youth, We Have the Right to Make Our Opinions Heard”

We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.

Early Local Efforts Linking Activists During the Pre-Internet Days

Before the internet as we know it existed, groups of activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”.

“We Should Talk About Indigenous Struggles, But Acknowledge Our Achievements As Well”

Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are...

“We Need to Create Together Digital Neighbourhoods Where We Can Operate Without Fear”

The following post was originally published on APC News and is republished here as part of a partnership between the Association for Progressive Communications and Rising Voices. Kéfir, based in...

The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."