The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a new order that provides Tribal libraries and other E-Rate participants expanded access to funding to obtain affordable, high-speed broadband services and equipment to connect students and library patrons with online learning opportunities.
The Lakota Language Consortium (LLC), a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Lakota language and culture, has released the New Lakota Dictionary, and an accompanying updated, free app that enables Lakota speakers of all ages – and especially youth – to hear the language spoken.
The Biden administration said it will set up a new Tribal communications and technology office, while the Commerce Department approved another $73 million of funding grants to expand broadband service on Tribal lands.
Twenty-three more Tribal entities have been awarded more than $600 million in the latest round of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative, according to a press release published on Oct. 11.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it’s extending the deadline from Aug. 27 to Sept. 27 to receive applications to fill Tribal vacancies on the Native Nations Communications Task Force (Task Force).
The Department of Justice announced the expansion of its Tribal Access Program (TAP), which will allow Tribal governments to access and share more data with the Federal government. TAP can be used by law enforcement, court systems, probation offices and detention facilities.