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Draft High Level Overview of Indig.e.Net 1 Reply

Started by Jon Ramer. Last reply by Tim Collins May 16, 2009.

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Comment by Mark Boiko on October 9, 2009 at 8:49am
As we proceed with editing the film, Protecting The Sacred, it is very apparent that much of the footage we recorded at the International Indigenous Leadership Gathering in Lillooet last year will be very useful in creating online segments with the elders, shaman and wise people from all over Mother Earth who were interviewed. This has always been in mind as another use for the footage.
Comment by Brenda Loew on July 6, 2009 at 4:18pm
Indigenous Environmental Network: "A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions." Source:
Comment by White-Bear on June 26, 2009 at 10:09am
Ya-t'-hay to all,
While the path is bright, it is long, and the end is getting closer. We should be prepared to welcome all with open arms and to talk from the heart. Rejoice in this day!!

May you walk in beauty
Apache Elder
Comment by Firewoman on June 26, 2009 at 9:48am
My Dear Relative Phil, we, your grandsons and I, stand ready to assist in any way we can with this exciting plan. Thank you for showing us how bright the future will be for all of us in our human family. We are honored to be a part. Hope and love, Firewoman
Comment by Phil Lane Jr. on June 26, 2009 at 9:32am
The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle Skilled2Succeed and Serve (S2S²)
Education 2 Employment Global Strategic Partnership 2009

Executive Summary - Basis of Discussion

Project Consortium Founding Strategic Partners:

Four Worlds International Institute – (Canada, US, Latin America and SE Asia) Indigenous community networks

Certiport Inc. – (USA) Digital literacy, global standards-based certified training

Utah Valley University (Utah) – Center for Engaged Learning
UVU 2.0 Project

Central Pointe /Cloud Connect (USA) – Cloud Management and enterprise services

Other Alliances/Partnerships:

Tandberg Inc. – (Norway, USA) – Broadband videoconferencing systems and tools

World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (Indigenous accreditation)

The Interra Project (Seattle, USA)

Unitus – (Seattle, USA) Microfinance and Micro-credit

FINCA (Washington DC, USA)

Theme: Integration is the New Innovation –

“Marvel not that a few individuals have the ability to change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Partnership Mission: To impact, empower and transform the hope and opportunities for education, growth and livelihood for Indigenous Peoples and communities worldwide via the innovative deployment of lower cost integrated digital age open source systems, applications, social networking and participatory media tools.

Proposed Panama Pilot Project

Project Title: The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle Skilled2Succeed and Serve (S2S²) – Education2Employment Indig.e.Net Project

Implementation Plan and Executive Summary (2009-12)

Project Central Management Location : Ciudad del Saber (CDS) – (Panama City, Panama)
English: Spanish:

Our consortium proposal recommends first a pilot implementation in partnership with the Proyecto Conéctate al Conocimiento in Panama in with the following scope and sequence:

Phase I: Kuna Tribal Education (2009)
Phase II: Countrywide in Panama (2010)
Phase III: Replication of the Panama model with Indigenous Communities throughout the Americas (2011-2012)


A) Proyecto Conéctate al Conocimiento (Fernando De La Vega and team members)
• Role: Panama Project leader – Target Community: Kuna Tribal Education Products/Services: high technology network linking schools, children, teachers and communities throughout Panama; delivery infrastructure for global consortium group

B) Four Worlds International Institute (Chief Phil Lane Jr., John Ramer, Greg Jackson and others)
• Role: Coordination as Ciudad del Saber NGO - Indigenous community network development and interaction
• Products/Services: Fourth Way education, Ning sites viral Indigenous communities, social networking, participatory media, recruitment

C) Central Pointe (Michael Proper)
• Role: Cloud management services, pivotal technology for lower cost operational feasibility and implementation to disadvantaged target populations
• Products: MSP Mentor/Cloud Manager/Central Pointe Server (CPS).

D) Certiport Inc. (Alex Cayaffa, Gerardo Zepeda, Michelle Scott and LATAM Team)
• Role: Digital Literacy (English/Spanish), other global standards-based certifications delivered through Certiport LATAM Training Centers and reseller network or independently via Crossroads S2S Global team
• Products: IC3, iWill, S2S², and all other certification products (home or small community schooling market orientation)

E) Tandberg Inc. (Tony Mines, Cheryl Henshaw)
• Role: Broadband videoconferencing systems, middleware servers and tools, grant and funding support for project
• Products: Tandberg school-based products and MOVI, strategically placed G3/G4-enabled PDAs and video conferencing technologies

F) Utah Valley University (Jack Christianson, M. Richard Maxfield, Robert Kerns, Greg Jackson) – Center for Engaged Learning - UVU 2.0 project
• Role: Higher Education advisors and facilitation team
• Products and Services: University education programs, curriculum and evaluation assessment tools based on the Science of Learning and best practices in interactive learner-centered online educational delivery; research and database support for outcomes assessment

Target Population: (57 million Indigenous peoples in the Americas)
A) Women and children, access to education linking schools and communities in engaged learning programs; adult employment opportunity
B) Indigenous communities including: Panama (Kuna), Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

Implementation Approach – Integration is Innovation (use small vendors and enterprise groups to build on an open source platform)

Concurrent parallel development of:
1) Grassroots social networking/participatory media, viral ground-up approach (FWII and Interra project)
2) Digital literacy empowerment and small enterprise management skills and training (Certiport, UVU, Central Pointe)
3) Development of low-cost, paradigm-changing technology assisted delivery system – hub/spoke concept (Central Pointe – MSP Mentor/Cloud Manager/CPS; Tandberg – School Group Video Conferencing Systems and MOVI to PDA Interfaces)
4) Micro Credit/Micro Finance Alliance and financial support to participants (Unitus/FINCA) (village banking or financial support system) as needed

By 12/31/09 – 25,000
By 12/31/10 – 500,000 to 1 million
By 12/31/12 – Over 10 million
Comment by White-Bear on June 26, 2009 at 8:54am
Welcome to this site. Many blessings to you and all that are connected to you. We are most honored to have you here. We look forward to sharing with you.

May you walk in beauty
Apache Elder
Comment by Michelle Morning Star Doherty on June 26, 2009 at 7:04am
Greetings Fellow Indig.e.Nets! I look forward to participating.... Love and Blessings, Michelle
Comment by White-Bear on April 28, 2009 at 7:18am
Thank you Jon.

May you walk in beauty

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