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    Community Internet Empowerment Resources
     for Alaskan Native Villages

Lone Eagle Consulting Mission Statement
Lone Eagle Consulting strives 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.

NEW July 2006 Alaskan Resources are listed at the end of this listing!

Realizing Cultural and Community Sustainability Through Internet Innovations
in Alaskan Native Villages 
A detailed review of strategies for community involvement to produce measurable outcomes.
Many grant templates and online self-directed resources are included.

Clarifying Opportunities for Alaskan Sustainable Community Technology Centers
http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-centers.htm A short review key issues related to community
Internet training, locally-owned Internet service providers, and sustainable centers.

Culturally-appropriate Internet Training for Alaskan Native Educators
http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-educators.htm A detailed account of fast-track Internet training
with a cultural emphasis for Alaskan Native educators and students based on actual workshops.

Echoes in the Electronic Wind    
A short article on Native American and Alaskan Native opportunities for leadership with community networking.

Examples of Native American and Alaskan Native Web Cultural Applications
A dozen pages of links to diverse cultural web-based innovations.

Key Issues in Realizing Tribal Benefits from Internet Infrastructure
Important perspectives for the road to success.

Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies
A 200-page self-directed overview of what's working for rural entrepreneurs. This resource includes ten two-hour lessons for an online course by the same name at http://lone-eagles.com/ecommerce.htm Course registration information is at http://lone-eagles.com/ecommerce-registration.htm

Ecommerce Start-up Training Resources and Free Ecommerce Site Sources
Includes Internet entrepreneurship resources for women and youth, and much more..

A Native American Community Internet Empowerment Guide
Three pages of links to over 50 pages of visioning articles and specific resources.

A Native American Cross-cultural Internet Guide - "Echoes in the Electronic Wind "
A hands-on self-directed learner's Internet skills training guide with over 20 pages of
Native American and Alaskan Native web sites. Available in printed form; 177 pages.

Creating Effective Tribal Telecenters and Community Networks
A detailed prospectus for project directors on implementation strategies and related resources.

Beyond Traditional Vocational Education:
Best Practices for Use of Computers and Internet for Native Communities

Specific recommendations for vocational educators in Indian country.

An Update on the major Native Internet Projects
Resources and contacts related to major national Native Internet projects.

Alaskan K12 Innovations WebTour
See how other Alaskans are benefiting from the web.

Multi-cultural Resources and K-12 Project Sites
http://lone-eagles.com/multicultural.htm   Extensive International resources.

Building Cultural Learning Communities
Includes examples of cultural ecommerce.

Community Rural Empowerment Resources
A master listing of articles and resources for community Internet project planning.

Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
Eleven chapters including lessons learned from ten years of community Internet projects
and a bibliography of community networking guides.

Building Learning Communities Web Tour
A extensive listing including two online courses for educators, three mini-courses for adults,
as well as grantwriting tutorials, funding sources, and grant templates, such as...

Alaskan Native Youth Cultural Community Building
http://lone-eagles.com/bartsgrant.htm   See also http://lone-eagles.com/northstar.htm
and http://lone-eagles.com/yukonkoyukuk.htm   Grant proposals written for eight Alaskan Native Villages

Culture Club: A Cultural and Community Survival Concept Paper
See also http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm and http://lone-eagles.com/trainers.htm

Community Bootstrap Project: Learning to Do for Ourselves; Together!
Boilerplate text for YOUR community networking grant!!

Making the Missing Connections… A Wake-up Call
Regarding True Community Internet Empowerment

A realistic view of issues to be considered when considering
implementation of Community Internet projects.

An Executive Overview for Project Planners
on the Hard Questions for Community Internet Empowerment

A hard look at what's not obvious for planning a successful community project.

The Bootstrap Academy
Do it yourself! Specific low-cost, short-term youth-driven citizen engagement
Internet awareness activities. Includes three online mini-courses for citizens, and local web-raisings.

Additional Resources and Grant Templates

I'm aware of a boom in social entrepreneurship and recently found a rather wonderful set of success stories at the corporate level at http://www.fastcompany.com/social   (In addition to the case studies, click on the "article" link.) The Grameen Foundation provides $50 microloans to women in the third world and the women are able to pull themselves and their families out of poverty - and repay the loans at the 97% level. Alaskan microloan programs are evolving.

A 16 minute video on the Grameen Foundation's Micro Loans and ICTs Program

Lone Eagle Background:

I wrote a chapter on my Alaskan Village experiences for an academic community networking conference in Australia and at the end I've listed half a dozen grant templates with implementation specifics for Alaskan Native Villages. http://lone-eagles.com/village-sustainability.htm    Then, a year later I was asked to keynote an Australian Government ICT conference and wrote a paper on Rural Broadband http://lone-eagles.com/wings.htm After a 12 day tour of 10+ communities including several Aboriginal villages in the outback - due to receive broadband, I wrote a trip report for the Govt. Aboriginal programs leader (as this as the purpose of my government-funded extended holiday http://lone-eagles.com/sparks.htm

Since your background includes Elearning, you might be interested in the chapter I was asked to write on my personal history as an early adapter of online learning. This was published in a book of similar "Reflections."  http://lone-eagles.com/history.htm

My resume is at http://lone-eagles.com/articles/frank.htm Though I've not updated it in several years. For fun, you might spend a few minutes googling "Frank Odasz"  "Lone Eagle Consulting"  "Rural Ecommerce" and "Big Sky Telegraph." 

For my Vancouver Rural Ecommerce presentations I'd prepared an online Web Tour of outstanding resources at http://lone-eagles.com/pcna1.htm

Grantwriting resources http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm

Sample community Ecommerce grants

http://lone-eagles.com/seeds.htm  My personal favorite: A summary would be to review appendices ACEF

http://lone-eagles.com/intelligent.htm summarized at http://lone-eagles.com/summary.htm



The Alaskan Native Village grants referenced above are:

An Alaskan Village Bootstrap Academy
A grant for a six-month intensive community Internet awareness raising program.

An Alaskan Native Model Village Pilot Project
A short term community learning initiative showcasing satellite Internet and wireless for education and Ecommerce.
Alaskan Native Youth Cultural Community-building
http://lone-eagles.com/bartsgrant.htm  A grant template for a comprehensive three-year community Internet empowerment program.

Seventh Generation Community Initiative
 A concept paper for a Native American Community Building Initiative

Culture Club
A youth-driven instructional entrepreneurship program where youth learn-to-earn by demonstrating effective online mentoring and multimedia skills instruction to youth in other cultures. (Native Alaskan, Maori, Hawaiian, and select Native Americans.)

And lastly, Lone Eagle's BEST resources by category are at http://lone-eagles.com/future-proofing.htm

NEW July 2006

Alaskan Native Internet Empowerment Resources

Lone Eagle May 2006 Update
An update on 2006 Alaskan presentations, Canadian presentations and the ending of the Montana Choice Rural Ecommerce project.  Emphasis of all presentations is on determining the best Indigenous Broadband Applications.

Alaskan Native Cultural Web Tour

Examples of creative new ways Alaskans are sharing Alaska Native culture with the world via the Internet, and International indigenous innovations.

Alaskan Native Ecommerce Resources

Alaskan Rural Ecommerce and Telework Strategies
(Twelve two-hour self-directed online lessons)

"A Beginner's Guide to Profiting from the Internet" The Alaskan Version is at http://lone-eagles.com/akecom.htm and the original non-Native version is at http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm  This unique train-the-trainers curriculum is designed for rural learners who have never before taken an online class. Everyone is invited to do the lessons on their own at no cost!
If you'd like to join the group listserv to interact with others and would also prefer have a mentor and be able to ask questions - there is a $49 fee.

Youth and Adult Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce Resources
Extensive links to Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce training for youth, women and adults http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm 
See also Alaskan Career Resources http://lone-eagles.com/lksd-careers.htm  

Alaskan Native Art Ecommerce Web Tour
A web tour of Alaska Native art and crafts web sites originally created by Steve Peterson.

Alaska Eco-tourism resources http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-ecotourism.htm Resources gathered by Natalie Baumgartner from McGrath, AK.

Alaskan Native Village Internet Empowerment Resources

Lone Eagle's BEST Alaskan Resources
Tribal leadership tips for managing telecenters and extensive support resources.

Community Internet Empowerment Resources

Alaskan Native Village Grant Templates
Strategic Plans for raising local awareness and developing skills regarding the best Internet applications for villages.

Rural Ecommerce Grant Templates

Realizing Cultural Sovereignty Through Internet Applications

Lone Eagle's Motherlode of Best Resources

New Articles By Lone Eagle Consulting

What is Community Networking; And Why You Should Care
http://www.comtechreview.org/fall-2005/000347.html  Many resource links are listed in the overall publication.

Community Networking Best Practices and Global Citizenship:
A Knowledge Management Trend Report

Spring 2006 CTC VISTA Digest
http://www.cpcs.umb.edu/vista/digest Two new Lone Eagle articles

Peer-to-Peer Social Networking; The Next Big Thing
Includes the Alaskan E-RAVEN project “Rural Alaska Village Ecommerce Network”

Empowering Americans: CTC VISTAs in Community Networking

The NW Regional Educational Laboratory has an Alaskan link http://nwrel.org/cfc/frc/alaska/html.  This was truly impressive as it provides information on State initiatives, resources, links, and highlights successful programs