Bridging the Digital Divide
Tribal Technology Training Program or (“T3”) is a tribally led program developed to increase workforce opportunities for the Native Community and to address the lack of broadband and technology access to Tribal communities and Tribal Governments.
T3 works to advocate for economic parity and fair access to broadband & internet access.
Our Tribal Tech Team works to help Native Americans in the Northwest gain access to technology tools, training and resources.
The new Digital Navigators Program links retired tech workers, college high school students and resource partners willing to help folks unable to access technology. The T3 immediate efforts will focus on Tribal Elders, Native Veterans and Native Youth to ensure access to basic tech tools. We have a multi-pronged strategy to deploy computer coaching and training to ensure the community is connected and in communication during the COVID pandemic.
Training and Education
The T3 Team is recruiting trainers to work in collaboration with our partners comprised of Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, University of Washington Bothell Campus, Washington State University, State of Washington State Broadband Office, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and all Northwest Tribal organizations. Please join out T3 Team! College credits and pay available. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Technology Program
Many tribal communities still lack basic land line and cellular phone access, at the same time they need the access to Broadband that is critical to how we live and work today.
T3 will engage all issues connected to Tribal telecommunication, broadband and innovation to further community wide development.
Understanding that to move forward Tribes and Alaska Native communities will need technical assistance to develop specialized trainings and convene community based meetings.
What We Do
T3 Tribal Technology is a not for profit organization that helps Northwest Tribal Nations to connect and access the technologies of the 21st Century.
We serve tribal nations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. We develop policy, conduct research, convene partners, provide technical assistance, maintain relations with federal and state agencies and bridge with industry groups.
Our Approach to Digital Equity
The project partners, native and non-native are uniquely situated for developing training and outreach programs targeted to the underrepresented Native communities on or off the reservation. Our team has been working together for over 10 years to address the lack of technology resources in native communities and we have a short and long strategy to fill the gaps in Tribal Technology development. From these vulnerable populations to the people who are simply not familiar with technology, our partners (corporate, trainers, teachers, librarians) will maintain an essential role in assuring that the intended recipients benefit from technology training programs and succeed.
Due to the high levels of poverty and lack of access to applied and relevant training resources native people face greater challenges reaching educational levels that will provide full time, family wage levels of employment.
Community members need quality computers and high-speed broadband Internet connectivity so they might access these support services in the privacy of their community and their homes.
T3 is committed to closing the broadband gap in Indian Country, contact us to learn more about updates on program and policy actions that will support Tribal Broadband development.