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Media Advisory for December 4, 2000
National Congress of American Indians Launches Website To Bridge the Indian Country Digital Divide
On December 4, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
launched a new website as part of its comprehensive plan to provide national
leadership for tribal nations that are working to bridge the digital divide in
(URL - http://www.ncai.org/indianissues/DigitalDivide/ddhomepg2.htm)
In June 2000, NCAI received a grant from the AOL Foundation to create a forum for tribal leaders to discuss the critical issues surrounding technology in Indian Country with leading policy experts, federal officials, and industry leaders. Through its new digital divide task force, tribal leader summits, and website, NCAI will:
A critical component of the NCAI's web-based digital divide clearinghouse will be devoted to success stories from Indian Country so that tribal leaders and others can access model programs and build partnerships to bridge the technology divide in Indian Country.
NCAI, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative national Indian organization in the United States, with more than 250 member tribal governments.
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