Indigenous Resilience Network
An indigenous-led network promoting workforce development, broadband strategies, digital skills, technical assistance and community enrichment backed by the N50 global alliance.
The IRN is a global indigenous network promoting workforce development, digital skills, and community initiatives, led by Indigenous subject-matter experts.
We work alongside Indigenous communities to provide skills that strengthen digital inclusion and help local stakeholders reach their highest goals.
Geeks Without Frontiers has a proven track record working with indigenous communities to develop sustainable broadband strategies, obtain funding, and implement digital skills and workforce development programs.
Now, Geeks Without Frontiers & the N50 Project are seeking partners and seed funding to expand this work.
As a trusted non-profit advisor to indigenous communities, we are in a unique position to:
Support for Tribes
billions of dollars of government funding is currently available to tribes for technical consultancy, planning, construction, and digital equity initiatives
Help Secure Funding
for community broadband networks, cyber security, training, capacity building, and mentoring
Develop connectivity solutions & digital skills initiatives
make available STEM-focused training, certifications, and classroom coursework, in collaboration with
N50 Partner employee volunteers and local community colleges
Formalize Workforce Development
including an online IRN portal for job, internship, certification, and mentoring opportunities
Facilitate Access to Devices, Equipment & Software Applications
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help establish or expand efforts to coordinate planning activities, digital equity initiatives, demand aggregation practices, and knowledge sharing between Indigenous communities
Support Indigenous Broadband Cooperatives