An indigenous-led network promoting workforce development, broadband strategies, digital skills, and community enrichment backed by the N50 global alliance.
We work alongside Indigenous communities to provide skills that strengthen digital inclusion and help local stakeholders reach their highest goals.
Geeks’ Tribal Broadband Initiative has a proven track record helping Native American Tribes to develop sustainable broadband strategies, obtain funding, and implement digital skills and workforce development programs.
Now, Geeks Without Frontiers & the N50 Project are seeking partners and seed funding to expand this work through the Indigenous Resilience Network (IRN), a platform for workforce development, digital skills, and inter-community broadband cooperatives, led by Indigenous subject matter experts.
Support for Tribes
As a trusted non-profit advisor to indigenous communities, we are in a unique position to:
billions of dollars of government funding is currently available to tribes for technical consultancy, planning, construction, and digital equity initiatives
Help Secure Funding
for community broadband networks, cyber security, training, capacity building, and mentoring
Develop connectivity solutions & digital skills initiatives
make available STEM-focused training, certifications, and classroom coursework, in collaboration with
N50 Partner employee volunteers and local community colleges
Formalize Workforce Development
including an online IRN portal for job, internship, certification, and mentoring opportunities
Facilitate Access to Devices, Equipment & Software Applications
help establish or expand efforts to coordinate planning activities, digital equity initiatives, demand aggregation practices, and knowledge sharing between Indigenous communities
Support Indigenous Broadband Cooperatives