A Web Tour on Native American Projects, Resources and Opportunities
                Tour the following links at   http://lone-eagles.com/adec.htm

From: Frank Odasz frank@lone-eagles.com
           Lone Eagle Consulting

RE:   Ideas, templates and resources to share.

Lone Eagle Consulting’s mission is to maintain the small circle of the very best Internet learning pathways, requiring the least time and effort, to deliver the highest levels of benefit and motivation for people of all cultures and literacy levels. http://lone-eagles.com

Canku Ota (Many Paths http://www.turtletrack.org) is a electronic newsletter featuring a key essay  "Echoes in the Electronic Wind"  related directly to issues and opportunities for Native American communities to make best use of Internet. (http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co06022001/CO_06022001_Echoes.htm)  

A Rural Oregon Community Development Web Tour at http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.htm   has many great resource links for seniors, women, entrepreneurship and much more! You can read about Lone Eagle's community and youth presentations tour in Oregon at  http://lone-eagles.com/new.htm  and http://lone-eagles.com/presentations.htm

Presentation Tools and Links Demonstrated:
Art Tablet  http://www.wacom.com     
Art software "Painter 5" http://www.metacreations.com
Sony MVC CD-1000 digital camera  http://www.sony.com   
WebWhacker Offline Browser http://bluesquirrel.com
Macromedia Director http://macromedia.com
Real Media Player, Jukebox, radio stations and MP3 music  http://real.com

Alaskan Native Innovations Web Tour

A+ locator http://www.vrd.org/locator/alphalist.shtml    
Topical mentors willing to respond to questions. Do this locally in your community!

Alaskan Student Electronic Portfolios
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html   Must See!

http://www.gsh.org   International competition for kids to create community-oriented web pages celebrating

* Local Leaders
* Community Groups and Special Populations
* Business and Community Organizations
* Local Specialties
* Local Attractions (Natural andMan-Made)
* Historical Landmarks
* Environmental Awareness
* Local Music and Art Forms

http://www.thinkquest.org International competition for kids to create instructional web pages. Over 4500 such sites are listed here!

Webquest Slideshow http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/wqsl1.html
Webquest Home Page w Tutorials http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
Webquest Template http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/LessonTemplate.html

Virtual Architecture Telecomputing Models
The best book on project-based learning models

Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com Best place to create online courses easily.

World Class K-12 Web-based Curriculum for Educators

Lone Eagle Consulting Resource Sampler

The best listing of rural community-building and cultural resources    is at http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm   Included are two online courses, two versions of a self-directed Internet guide, a guide to rural community networking and three mini-courses for citizens. You're invited to download these guides, add local links from your community and sell copies as a fundraiser for multimedia equipment, computers for local community technology centers and hosting local Internet Awareness Events!

A new rural community resource: "Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking" is now available at http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm   Written in non-technical language specifically for rural citizens, many examples of replicable rural Ecommerce successes are included. Includes 11 chapters with a bibliography of the best community networking guides.

An article I suggest you read is "The New Goldrush; Mining Raw Human Potential with Free Web Tools" http://lone-eagles.com/mining.htm

Free Web-based Collaborative Tools http://www.kmunity.net/Free_Tools_/free_tools_.html


Project Implementation Ideas and Grant-writing Resources

Here are project implementation plans, grant proposals, and proposal-writing tutorials from which you and others are free to borrow.

I strongly recommend you review the Alaskan Community Internet Awareness Implementation plan recently written for youth in 8 Alaskan Native villages of the Iditarod Area District, as a model for youth leadership in rural communities.  Use it to write your own grant! It is a WORD '97 file at http://lone-eagles.com/Bartsgrant.doc   

Grant-writing resources are included in a online lesson on writing grants at  http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm    Community Network Funding Sources specifically for rural community development and Grantwriting Tips  http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm     A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project  http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm  and   http://lone-eagles.com/miramodel.htm

Seventh Generation Community Initiative: A Model for Native American Sovereignty http://lone-eagles.com/7gc.htm   This was written as a joint project between WMC and the Salish-Kootenai tribe, but was never submitted.

The Community Bootstrap Initiative "Doing for Ourselves- Together" http://lone-eagles.com/articles/boot2.htm   A full USDA proposal for Dillon, Montana. This was formally submitted in 1998, but not funded.

Culture Club: A Youth-based Cultural and Community Survival Strategy http://lone-eagles.com/cultureclub.htm This has the core ideas for many youth oriented community development initiatives. Community content and self-publishing to address the global need for culturally appropriate Internet training visions and resources. Includes a Lone Eagles Apprenticeship Ecommerce program. For similar themes to seed your brainstorming - See also http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/trainers.htm

Community Network Funding Sources and Grantwriting Tips http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm Specifically for rural community development. A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm

Here's my two online courses, either of which could be reworked for cultural community development and/or vocational use. Web curriculum created by teachers in these courses are posted at http://lone-eagles.com/teachercreated.htm   Many are teaching in Alaskan Native villages. Teachers are typically enthusiastic and motivated regarding their newfound practical skills upon completing the first course, particularly, despite initial techno-fear.

Two fast-track online courses for teachers interested in learning to create web-based curriculum, easily. You can register at the site and start anytime! You'll have a full year to complete the 8 four hour lessons:

1.   ED 567E: Making the Best Use of Internet for K-12 Instruction
               Alaska Pacific University Three Semester Credit Version
               A hands-on course for educators at the beginning to intermediate
               Internet skills level on how to efficiently broker the best resources
               for your classroom. You'll learn the easiest methods of getting started
               creating your own web-based curriculum without major time investments 
               or extensive technical skills.

 2.   ED 567F: Designing K-12 Internet Instruction
               Alaska Pacific University 3 Semester Credit Version
               A hands-on course on how to easily create Internet hotlists, web-tours,
               lessonplans, project-based learning activities (Webquest, Cyberfair,
               Thinkquest) and complete online courses using online web tools.

Major Native American Initiatives which share the challenges of community Internet engagement:

1. The American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) has a 4 million dollar NSF project to test the use of high speed 2-way Internet dishes for distance learning by minority colleges, particularly tribal colleges. (details at   http://www.adec.edu, select NSF grant.) One area of research is how best to involved cultural communities in the use of local Internet.

2. Compaq has a Native Initiative  http://www.globalgoodservices.org that is roughly one year old. It is not clear whether they actually have an implementation or evaluative plan.

3. Just announced: Satellite Firm Inks Deal To Serve Canada's Native Bands All Native nations in Canada to receive Internet via satellite by 2004. The entire article may be viewed at http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/166287.html

4. The RAIN community network, located in Santa Barbara, CA and directed by Timothy Tyndall, rain@rain.org, has USDA funding for rural GIS, Telemedicine projects and particularly a K12 online "Camp Internet" which he'd like very much to expand to include Alaska and Native Americans. Multiple new grants are anticipated in the short term. You can see all he's doing with wireless and satellite at http://rain.org To gain access to Camp Internet use: ID: camp00 PSWD: campOO (these are zeros, not the letter O)

Timothy will be expanding into the four corners states, to involve rural community and Native American programs, 150 schools and more. Timothy is installing dishes in six rural Calif. communities and as a mobile training van with a dish.

5. Evans Craig (at Los Alamos) has been doing a great job collecting info. on Native American research in 'Wireless Community Access' and 'Wireless Community Nodes' will be available soon via http://www.InternetTechnologyService.net Satellite options http://www.eot.ahpcc.unm.edu/Community/Research-Wireless.html   Funding for bringing Internet to multiple pueblos has been secured.

6. Hewlett Packard funded $5 million for Native community networking to 18 reservations. Go to http://weber.ucsd.edu/~rfrank
Click on the "Community Outreach" link on the left side of the page. HP Digital Village Program web site located at http://webcenter.hp.com/grants/us/digitalvillage/resources.html . Feel free to also visit the following HP web sites to investigate some of our other Philanthropy and Education Programs: ( www.hp.com/go/grants ) and ( www.hp.com/go/education ).

7. The Tribal Connections project, http://www.tribalconnections.org, is working with the Gates Foundation to bring training in the use of Internet health resources to Native Americans in the Four Corners States. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Project Mgr, Roy Sahali 206-543-9253 or 543-8262, rs@u.washington.edu