The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Broadband Development

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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

and Broadband Development


A Strategic Plan for Adoption and
Utilization

Vision


Adopt and
utilize broadband to empower
business, create opportunity, improve health
and education
options and contribute
to tribal
culture.


The Impact of Broadband


Transformative


Quality of Life Indicator


Transportation Costs


Education and Training

Findings

Inequities of broadband access, adoption and
utilization



Lack of awareness of the impact of broadband


Lack of
familiarity with computers and internet


600 homes are currently served, but some 200+ homes
remain
unserved
;


B
ecause of extremely high unemployment and poverty
rates, affordability is still an issue.


Findings

A
dopt broadband with awareness to enhance

not
detract from

tribal identity and sovereignty



Understand and integrate responsibly to preserve
tradition and enhance opportunities



A
ccept that some may choose not to use broadband.


Findings

Opportunities for Innovation and Improved
Education and Healthcare Outcomes



Virtual schooling and workforce training



Physical s
pace needed for mentoring, tutoring, training,
public access and
tele
-
conferencing



Mobile clinic
needs
access to patient records via
wireless
broadband

Findings


The Economic Role of Broadband


Essential for economy


N
eed skills to access global market


T
ele
-
commuting centers


I
ncrease dollar circulation in the local economy


B
uy local when available

Goal 1

Make broadband skills
and equipment available
to all tribal members
.


-
Action: Community
Education; mentoring
programs


-
Long Term: Computer
recycling; pursue funding
for broadband expansion


Goal 2

Enhance culture and personal growth and
opportunity.

-
Action: Develop on
-
line tools to communicate
language and values

-
Long Term:


Localized social media sites;


G
overnment policies on acceptable use, content

and on
-
line distribution;


Tiered access to government information


Goal 3

Business
adoption and
accessibility to enable
tribal
exports, attract
new
industry and
create
jobs.

-
Action
: Business tech center for access, training and
other services. Telco spinoff business opportunity to
sell/lease/repair computers and offer tech
support


-
Long
Term: Business portal for tribal goods and
services; market broadband access to industry.


Goals 4

On
-
line
education programs to improve
credentials and job
-
readiness

-
Action
: Partner with schools, youth clubs and tribal
enterprises to connect on
-
line training with
curriculums;
After
school mentoring and digital
literacy program
.

-
Long
Term: Raise the credentials of educational
staff.


Goal 5

Make Tele
-
health
programs and remote monitoring
available to 100% of reservation
households

-
Action: Improve connection between the Tribal Health
Workforce Center and the federal Indian Health Services
(IHS) for better patient record
-
sharing; improve
connections to mobile clinics out in the field.

-
Long
Term: Expand video conferencing with IHS and the
Oregon Health Network; Expand infrastructure to allow
for remote health monitoring for the entire reservation;
P
rovide
on
-
reservation health care
training through
distance learning.


Implementation

Action Agenda:


Educate for online skills, competency and responsible use.


Computing center


Tools to communicate tribal language and values


Business tech center for broadband access, training and
other services.


Connect on
-
line job skills training with school curriculums
and tribal enterprises


Mentoring and digital literacy after school program


Improve connection between the Tribal Health Workforce
Center and the federal Indian Health Services (IHS) for
better patient record
-
sharing; improve connections to
mobile clinics out in the field.


Lonny Macy

Community and Economic Development Planner

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

1233 Veterans Street

Warm Springs, OR 97761

541
-
553
-
3509

Lonny.Macy@wstribes.org