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Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30 - 11:45
Global Indigenous Ambassador Program at ICANN: Including new voices to internet policy dialogues

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The Global Indigenous Ambassador Program was designed in ICANN At-Large first as regional and pilot program within NARALO. After about one year bringing voices from North America to the community, the program expanded to being global. All RALOS, the Regional Association of At-Large Organizations, which are associations of internet end-users interested in participating in ICANN, began to outreach to indigenous communities all over the world. For ICANN 57 in November 2016, we had two ambassadors both from Native American tribes in the US. For ICANN 60 in October 2017, we had three ambassadors, two from Native American Tribes in the US and one from an Indigenous community in Bolivia. Our Mentor was from Brazil but had done much work for the indigenous communities in her country. For ICANN 61 in Puerto Rico in March 2018, we had two women from Indigenous communities in Colombia and Canada and one mentor from one of the Native American Tribes in the US. In this session, we will discuss how indigenous communities in North America have been helping develop policy in organizations like FCC and others. What was the vision of the creators of this program? What do First Nations of Canada see as priorities in internet policy and questions for a conversation with Rightscon attendees?

A permanent channel open for all Global Indigenous Ambassadors to collaborate with other activists regarding internet rights would be made available, linked to a renewal of ICANN Community Wiki page which holds information about the programme.

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Judith Hellerstein

CEO, Hellerstein & Associates
Judith has over thirty years experience in developing policies, regulations, building regulatory capacity, strategy development, broadband build out, e-Government assessment, regulatory reform, competition law, and on Internet Governance issues. Judith has advised regulators, Governments... Read More →

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Chyloe Healy

Analyst, The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
My name is Chyloe Healy and I am from the Kainai First Nation in Southern Alberta, Canada and reside in Calgary, Alberta. My nation has the largest land mass within Canada and is part of the Blackfoot Confederacy. I graduated from Mount Royal University in 2016 with a Bachelor of... Read More →
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Sarah T. Kiden

Public Interest Technologist and Design Researcher, IGF DC IoT
Sarah Kiden is a Public Interest Technologist and Design Researcher working at the intersection of technology and society. Her current research focuses on how IoT ideas can be shaped into trustworthy and responsible products, and as such, she explores policy frameworks that support... Read More →
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Glenn McKnight

Secretariat, NARALO
Glenn is active in the IEEE TORONTO Humanitarian Initiative Committee,IEEE HAC and IEEE SIGHT. As well as being involved with ICANN and Internet Society.Glenn is active in promoting sustainable and affordable DIY technologies at the Canadian Victory Garden providing local organic... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30 - 11:45 EDT