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Rural Alaskan Village Ecommerce Network (RAVEN)
by Frank Odasz, frank@lone-eagles.com/

The formal site is under construction at http://e-raven.com

This temporary site serves to share information on the E-RAVEN program and to share Lone Eagle Resources, the best of which can be found at http://lone-eagles.com/future-proofing.htm  and http://lone-eagles.com/ .

RAVEN Flyer - Program Description

Raven Ecommerce Diagram

Raven Ecommerce Village Centers

Raven Community Ecommerce Center Agreement

Raven Partners

Contact program director Eric Downey for additional information
<eric@ak-mep.org> from AMEP www.ak-mep.org

Lone Eagle's
Alaskan Native Ecommerce Training Resources

Community Internet Empowerment Resources

Alaskan Native Village Grant Templates

Rural Ecommerce Grant Templates

Realizing Cultural Sovereignty Through Internet Applications

Lone Eagle's Collected Alaskan Links: 

  1. Lone Eagle's BEST Alaskan Resources http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan-resources.htm
  2. Alaskan Native Ecommerce with emphasis on art
  3. Alaska Eco-tourism resources
  4. Youth and Adult entrepreneurship and e-commerce lesson plan sets
    Extensive links to Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce training for youth, women and adults http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm
  5. A full online Ecommerce course (ten two-hour lessons) with links to other lesson sets and extensive resources listed by the topics of the ten lessons   http://lone-eagles.com/ecom.htm Other Ecommerce courses are listed at the end.
  6. International indigenous e-commerce sites (exceptional models to inspire, only)
    www.desart.com.au  www.blackfeetculturecamp.com
  7. Description of other programs and initiatives in Alaska as basic for identifying patterns of success, resources to be shared or leveraged, avoidance of duplication and potential for collaboration.

A Web Tour of Ecommerce and Indigenous Portals

Note: Worth taking the time to explore: Many outstanding Canadian Native ebusiness
and related community sites are listed at http://lone-eagles.com/canadian-links.htm

1. Run the Flash intro at www.vats.ca  Cool eagle animated flyin to the portal with music.

2. Then go to www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca   Canada's aboriginal portal

3. Then go to   KNET Innovations - http://lone-eagles.com/indigenous_resources.htm  and select the Flash routine at

http://smart.knet.ca/kuhkenah_flash.html    Six short videos are available. No need to view them, but this is a nice professional layout summarizing their complex project similar to the Whole Village concept. Then look at the $25/month CMS tool for community sites at            Lone Eagle KNET Self-employment Incubator http://lone-eagles.knet.ca        

4. Over a dozen exceptionally well-designed Australian Aboriginal Art sites (but whitefellas' commissions receive most of the profits)

5. Hochunk's All Native site with almost 400 crafters: www.allnative.com

6. Interesting crafts site design www.indianvillage.com

7. Ron Doore's site with nice artist profiles and layout
www.blackfeetculturecamp.com  His draft International Native Trade Network www.nativetradenetwork.com

8. http://trailwood.com  Simple Montana Crafts Portal

9. Wyoming Art Marketing sites are at http://lone-eagles.com/art-marketing.htm My mother's watercolor site is http://w3.trib.com/~fodasz

10.  Gifts made in the Adirondacks: http://www.adirondackcraft.com
After presenting at the CDS conf in Baltimore recently, someone mentioned you might be interested in our cooperative effort at a regional branding effort and online catalogue that features 400 products made locally by 70 crafts people and small manufacturers.
 After 4 years, selling at least an item a day to customers in 44 states with the average sale of $93.
 thanks for your interest, Tim
 Timothy P. Holmes - Holmes & Associates
 Specializing in Community Based Research and Online Business Solutions
 PO Box 295 Saranac Lake NY 12983        AOL-IM: AdkCraft
 518-891-6525 fax: 891-3139  mailto:holmes@adirondackcraft.com
 Gifts made in the Adirondacks: http://www.adirondackcraft.com
    Entrepreneur Magazine Article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/mag/article/0,1539,314776,00.html
    Case Study: http://www.webtrends.com/Customers/CaseStudies/HolmesAssociatesGivestheAdirondackEconomyaBoostwithWebTrendsReportingService.aspx
 Forests, Communities & Craftsmanship:   http://www.adirondackwood.com
 Bicycling Information for the region:
 Project reports and summaries: http://www.adirondackresearch.com

11. The first site is the Montana State "Made in Montana" site but they defer to private web sites attempting to market Montana Made crafts.

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