Lone Eagle Consulting's
Native Self-Empowerment Webtour
Click through this webtour online at
At the end of this webtour, marked by flaming animations, are 3 short videos that will challenge your creative imagination
for what you can do as 4 billion young, mostly poor, people come online for the first time; by 2020.
Well worth the 20 minutes to view all three.
Native youth, given broadband access, even limited to smartphones, now have a global voice,
and the choice as to how to use it; specifically to share traditional Native values for all
global citizens to be stewards of the Earth, and of our one human family.
all in the same canoe, and we all need to learn how to paddle in the same
While many resources follow, please invest 8 minutes of your time to view the video
summary immediately below of the 2012-2013 Digitizing Alaska; Broadband Strategies,
NTIA Technical Assistance pilot project conducted by the Consortium for Digital
Learning and Connect Alaska, in partnership with Lone Eagle Consulting.
The Alaska Native Tradition of Creative Adaptation
An 8 minute summary video strongly recommended to view before continuing this webtour
Learn more: http://lone-eagles.com/digitizing-metlakatla.htm
The Digitizing Alaska project inspired this Phase II NTIA Technical Assistance pilot project,
How to create a local youth-driven innovations incubator (5 minutes)
Blandin Foundation Annual Conference Event, Nov. 2015;
A Native Youth Digital Storytelling Workshop;
The First Ojibwe Digital Generation:
Reframing the Rural
Broadband Vision Based on Native Values
Lone Eagle Consulting's June 2015 Broadband Opportunities
10 pages, and there is a global business model recommendation at the end.
Lone Eagle's Youtube Playlist created for the Arctic Broadband Forum event, May 2017
Short videos you can use to show others what's possible for inspiring local events.
Lone Eagle's Youtube Channel
Hydaburg Flyer for Ilisagvik Tribal College Innovations Incubator:
March 2016 a unique dual credit course sponsored by Ilisagvik College was delivered along
with multiple community workshops.
Hydaburg Sample Cultural Expressions Website
A sample free weebly website showcasing extensive video interviews with Hagu,
a Haida carver and elder, and Haida language classes for first and fifth grades.
Want to see what more you can do?
See the very short awareness videos at http://lone-eagles.com/what-you-can-do-too.htm
From the Metlakatla Canoe Club for At-Risk Native Youth:
From the Metlakatla Canoe Club for At-Risk Native Youth:
Liwaayda Canoe Society:
Weebly web site:
Austin Broadband Communities Conference 2015 Frank’s presentation videos
Rural Innovation Diffusion and You - 12 minutes
School, Health, Library Broadband Coalition (SHLB)
video capture of my "Sustainable Localism in Alaska" presentation, in DC 2015 (20 minutes)
Learn more about Frank’s 18 years
working with Alaska Native villages,
and teaching Alaskan educators, online.
Frank's short biography and three articles with links to his Alaskan work.)
Youtube Channel Videos:
Short and exciting videos showing Alaska Native village innovations.
Getting Serious About Best Practices:
Recent articles for Broadband Communities Magazine: www.bbcmag.com
The Challenge for Mass Innovation
The Silver Tsunami
This is a wonderful 45 minute video from First Nations in BC to share broadly and to set the stage
for digital self-empowerment workshops;
Please view this 30
Web Raising for BC First Nations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGaDw8EqVcA (30 seconds)
*Frank has been teaching rural teachers online for 32+ years.
Frank's online courses for both educators and citizens (youth workforce in particular) are
at http://lone-eagles.com/guides.htm I’ve taught Alaskan educators for 18 years online via
Alaska Pacific University and the Alaska Staff Development Network.
One of Frank's
funded by the AK Dept of Labor, 2011;
Native-Specific Digital Montessori Resources for PreK
Learn about Pre-K digital learning using iPads.
Includes multiple Native Innovation Centers from universities in Canada and the U.S.
Frank has presented for an AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium)
conference in Missoula, and wrote a paper for
AIHEC; http://lone-eagles.com/aihec.htm and one for a national Indian Vocational
Education project, http://lone-eagles.com/indian-voc-ed.htm and one for an Australian
academic indigenous conference http://lone-eagles.com/village-sustainability.htm and
one related to environmental stewardship http://lone-eagles.com/nativehearts.htm
And here is my University of Montana/Western; Vita Last updated; 2011
Another recent resource are Frank's short videos showing multiple easy tools for
preserving elders stories and wisdom for all future generations;
700 web pages of resources are at http://lone-eagles.com/ -
native, ecommerce, telework, etc.
People-Centered Rural Community Networking article archives
Frank Odasz, President, Lone Eagle Consulting
Email: email@example.com Cell: 406 925 2519
Bio for Frank Odasz, Secretary for the Rural Telecom Congress;
IMPORTANT: Take 15 minutes and watch the following three videos.
www.boldbook.com has a short video at the
site that talks about amazing new opportunities.
Here’s a compelling short video:
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
See how Google and Facebook plan to
bring 4 billion young people online from all over the world by 2020
using balloons and solar-powered drones. SERIOUSLY?!
Airbus Zepher solar powered drone microsatellites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwfbEMe5a4I
Alaska Villages Initiative Rural Small Business Conference webinar video - Tech Hubs in Remote Communities
YouTube Live Stream (Public):
1 1/2 hours, Frank presents the last 20 minutes but the whole event is insightful.
I Am Yup'ik - ESPN Films: 30 for 30 - ESPN.com
Exceptionally well done video showing cultural relevance of basketball in Alaska Native villages.
Rural Broadband Issues for Tribal Nations and the Developing World
**Full agenda and the Rural Program are at http://www.bbcmag.com/2016s
Panelists Contact Info:
Speaker short bios are at http://www.bbcmag.com/2016s/pages/16speakers.php
(except for Dileep. See his summary notes at the end of this page.)
Dileep Agrawal - ISP in Katmandu, Nepal -
His five case studies are available, contact Frank Odasz or
From my former student Dileep Agrawal, now an ISP in Katmandu, Nepal
Challenges and benefits of rural broadband in the Nepalese Himalayas
The contribution of broadband penetration to economic growth has been established
by numerous studies. In order to unleash these benefits, first of all, the infrastructure
must be built. Despite the challenges of geography and power, we have been involved
in extending Internet to remote village communities in Nepal primarily using unlicensed
wireless technologies. My presentation will focus on how we are achieving this and the
immediate benefits it brings. Most of our connectivity in rural areas is 1Mbps or less,
which would not qualify as broadband in America under FCC’s guidelines.
However, this “narrowband” connectivity is sufficient to enable Skype video
conferencing, watch educational videos, share online media, access social networking sites,
receive payments, and in general, “get connected”. I will present 5 case studies of how
connectivity is being used in rural Nepal for the betterment of the entire community.
Richard Lowenberg's Whitepaper -
The Digital Divide: A 1st-Mile Perspective
Bill Coleman's Powerpoint: http://lone-eagles.com/bill-coleman.pptx
Referenced by Julia Pulidindi's Powerpoint: http://lone-eagles.com/JPulidindi.pptx
The Hole in the Wall
Hole in Wall experiment in India demonstrated how kids taught
how to use a computer placed in a hole in the wall. Here's a recent 18 minute
TED talk from that project founder - related to Love of Learning, models for
self-directed learning where teachers are not affordable, and kids as the global solution.
Note: The Granny Cloud refers to Elders mentoring youth as they engage in self-directed
digital learning - simply by giving youth encouragement and attention: Most youth need
a minimum of five adult mentors to encourage learning, and the 'the love of learning.'