by Frank Odasz, email@example.com
Lone Eagle Consulting http://lone-eagles.com
It will be what you do, or don't do, with your Internet access
that will determine your level of empowerment!
which too few are asking and are based on over 15 years of extensive field experience with rural, remote and indigenous learners. The initial Vision essays will help you establish a realistic vision and prepares you for asking the hard questions that will ultimately determine the difference between success and failure. Then, you'll find detailed implementation plans, followed by detailed self-directed hands-on training materials, and grantwriting tutorials complete with grant templates, and funding sources. Extensive training resources and listings of outstanding Native American web-based innovations are given through out these writings which you're invited to share without restriction.
The following essays raise the hard questions
jump to http://lone-eagles.com/telecenters.htm and the implementation section below. If you have Internet access, and the vision, and the will, you'll find here nearly everything you need for creating your own Quick-start community empowerment program at no cost.
If you're ready for implementation,
Preface: Culturally Appropriate Community Building using Internet Tools
Echoes in the Electronic Wind
Making the Missing Connections
A Wake-up Call
Regarding True Community Internet Empowerment
Lessons Learned from a Decade of Grassroots Online Innovation
The Future of Community Development -
Make the Living You Want Living Wherever You Want
An Update on the major Native Internet Projects
Key Issues in Realizing Tribal Benefits from Internet Infrastructure
An Executive Overview for Project Planners
on the Hard Questions for Community Internet Empowerment
Beyond Traditional Vocational Education:
Best Practices for Use of Computers and Internet for Native Communities
Suggestions from a two-day meeting on Indian Vocational Education.
Examples of Native American Web Cultural Applications
Many outstanding examples of Native American innovation.
Tales from the Frontier of Internet Empowerment
A short snapshot of the level of awareness of what Internet empowerment
possibilities were prior to 1998. Many points still more than relevant today.
The New Gold Rush;
Mining Raw Human Potential using Free Web Tools
Community Networking primer
A good first article on community networks.
Building Learning Communities through Community Technology Centers
An introduction to Internet self-empowerment opportunities!
Lone Eagles Learn to Teach From Any Beach!
Learning to teach online; anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Published Nov. '99 in the T.H.E. Journal http://www.thejournal.com
The Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
Eleven easy-reading chapters including lessons learned and a bibliography of resources.
Implementation Models and Sample Grants
Preface: New Partnerships for Successful
Bringing Ideas Into Being
The "collective will" of the tribe must be ready.
Creating Effective Tribal Telecenters and Community Networks
A prospectus for those interested in creating effective Tribal Telecenters, Community Technology Centers, and Community Networks in partnership with Lone Eagle Consulting.
Alaskan Native Youth Cultural Community Building
A grant proposal written for eight Alaskan Native Villages
Culture Club: A Youth-based Cultural and Community Survival Strategy
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.
See also http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm
Seventh Generation Community Initiative
A Model for Native American Sovereignty
The Community Bootstrap Initiative "Doing for Ourselves- Together"
A full USDA proposal model for Dillon, Montana
Kellogg's Managing Information for Rural America (MIRA) Model
An assessment of a two-year project funded by the Kellogg Foundation
Internet Training Resources
Echoes in the Electronic Wind:
A Native American Cross-cultural Internet Guide
A self-directed learner's hands-on guide with emphasis on pointing to the best online tutorials,
and educational resources, on the Internet. An online course for educators uses this guide.
Grant-writing Tips and Funding Sources
"Building Cultural Learning Communities" Resources
Community Network Funding Sources and Grantwriting Tips
Specifically for rural community development.
A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project
Easy to follow and to use for your first grant proposal.
Creating a Community Self-help Internet Empowerment Model
A concept paper with many fundable ideas written for the Taos, NM Kellogg MIRA project participants.
A Grantwriting Lesson, including grant templates for Native Americans and rural communities http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm
From the online course for educators "Making the Best Use of Internet for K12 Instruction" http://lone-eagles.com/asdn1.htm