Digital Generation of Alaska Native Youth Can Change the World
The Challenge for Mass Innovation
AISD and Metlakatla Indian Community Featured
as First Alaska Native Digital Village
in National Article:
Two billion people are on the Internet, and many have discovered they
can learn anything from global sources, as well as teach others what
they’ve learned from global innovators. Anyone can learn how to make
the living they want, living wherever they want, by simply looking at
“what’s already working for others like them.” But, too many don’t know
where, or how, to look?!
From this global grassroots boom in innovation, the first digital
generation of Alaska Native youth have the opportunity to be
first to scout out the best working models, to bring home to fuel the
home fires of local innovation.
Youth can also share what they are learning with Alaska’s 250
struggling villages, many now with broadband (fast Internet,) but
without the vision for how to use it for cultural expression,
celebration, and preservation, as well as stewardship of the Earth and
Sky, amid increasing impacts of climate change, which are greater in
Alaska than anywhere else on Earth.
Where will the 5 billion expected to come online by 2020 find
appropriate encouragement and training to overcome their poverty?
Alaska Native Youth, as global citizens, now have the power at their
fingertips to inspire and instruct our global one human family in new
ways to support one another and promote sustainable living best
practices. Even one individual can now make a positive impact on
unlimited numbers of good people in desperate situations, such as Sal
Khan has proven, with his http://khanacademy.com - using tools anyone
learn in just a few minutes.
AISD and the Metlakatla Indian Community are growing innovations to
the first Alaska Native Digital Village, and everyone is invited to
Please check out the list of current innovations and send us others you
know should be included:
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re limited only by our imaginations:
Your invitation to
New opportunities for innovations listed here are easier and more
powerful than ever before,
as new tools are evolving quickly, and most are free.
Timely initiatives you should know
Generation Indigenous; President Obama’s Native Youth Network
Obama Unveils Plan To Help Young American Indians
And a new Whitehouse report on Native youth.
The dominant culture forced native youth to learn possessive
The Gates foundation’s call for global citizens.
What if everyone knew how to leverage their full potential
as Global Citizens? The survival of billions might depend
on whether we all adopt native values of sharing, instead of