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Whitehouse Briefing Notes on the Nation-to-Nation E-government Solution
for All Tribal Leaders;


by Frank Odasz, Lone Eagle Consulting, frank@lone-eagles.com

The National Native Network Rapid Deployment

June 16th NCAI and the Whitehouse staff met to discuss the Nation-to-Nation E-government obligation of the Federal Gov. to provide all tribal leaders with access to consultancy with federal agencies. It was determined that physically bringing all tribal leaders to DC routinely was not cost effective when the Internet can be used for far more than simple email and webinars, such as 2-way video, content distribution and an unlimited number of other cost saving high efficiency information management applications.

Federal agencies, including the FCC, have been tasked with streamlining their web sites to be easier for citizens to find what they need. The proposed National Native Network solution to these challenges provides an important immediate model for rapid deployment of broadband infrastructure and training best practices on an ongoing basis supporting many Obama administration priority goals.

The National Native Network is an immediate SECURE satellite broadband solution to connect all tribal leaders with federal agencies for consultancy and 21st Century communications. All 550+ tribal leaders will be provided state-of-the-art satellite access within 90 days of funding approval to include essential 21st Century broadband applications for effective gov-to-gov communications and preparedness, including local dissemination of essential content from all Gov. agencies, for safety, health, education, and economic development. (First Priorities: DHS, IHS, HHS, DOC, DOL, DOI)

a.       Direct access would be established between each federal agency and tribal leaders for priority communications and media updates using 2-way video, videomail, podcasts, interactive webinars, application sharing, and the best emerging new tools.

b.      Transcending all unserved and underserved tribal situations, each federal agency would make all essential information from their agency website available for local high speed distribution through local intelligent cache servers updated daily via national multicasting via the proposed rapid deployment of the National Native Network. Ex. FEMA training videos and disaster readiness resources.

c.       Each tribal leader would have local trained staff to assist with effective use  of these tools, assuring each tribal leaders voice will be heard regardless of their personal technical sophistication; a high-tech – high touch “failsafe” solution.
A national help desk will provide immediate personal assistance as needed.

d.      Emphasis will be on innovative nation-to-nation E-gov new best practices, including broadband training best practices for sustainable families, communities, cultures, and nations. Social media collaboration best practices, and Train-The-Trainer  (TTT) local mentoring programs delivered via new media E-learning will emphasize use of Internet for jobs *from anywhere in a global context.

The National Native Network can scale rapidly providing independent tribal solutions with interoperability with all participating sites, and has immediate implications for all rural and remote communities regarding secure communications, national preparedness, and local high speed access to the following regardless of current connectivity:

1.      Immediate access to state-of-the-art 21st Century E-learning *for all will offer all tribal citizens train-the-trainer curriculum to allow anyone, anywhere the opportunity to teach online, anyone, anywhere. Ex. 21st Century Learn, Earn, and Serve Academy http://lone-eagles.com/workforce101.htm   Locally produced new media and resources, such as digital video resulting from this training can be stored on the local cache server to be automatically multicast to all participating tribal E-gov sites on a daily basis.

2.      Culturally appropriate fast-track training best practices for sustainable families, presented in a culturally appropriate video format, with a plan for citizen generated online best practices to improve upon the provided instructional resources.
Ex: One page on outline on sustainable families; http://lone-eagles.com/montana-center.htm  Ex. Grameen America is a microloan program for women now operating in Queens, NY www.grameenamerica.org

The National Native Network provides a unique forum for Federal E-gov innovations streamlining citizen access to federal agency services with emphasis on inviting citizen input, and demonstrating transparency and accountability,  with new E-efficiencies producing cost savings. This model can be replicated for all small communities, and community centers, nationally and internationally.

Native Values are directly related to global citizenship values, recognizing we are one human family, and we are all tasked with being stewards of the Earth. Sharing what we know, supporting the needs of others, and celebrating our diversity and commonalities, with honor and respect for all, are Native Values. Putting service to others before personal gain, focusing on smaller houses, and bigger lives, and many other aspects of Native values can now be shared globally at a time when the need has never been greater.

All First Americans will be asked to validate and demonstrate broadband best practices as advanced scouts for the 21st Century Innovations proposed for the National Native Network.
Their innovations will be showcased, celebrated, and disseminated as proof positive of what’s possible combining caring and connectivity with common sense.