Mason’s Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities is organizing a Design Thinking Workshop on “Creating Digital Opportunities in Native American Communities through Tribal Resource Centers: Building Resilience to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics.” The workshop will be held online in three 2-hour sessions from 7-9pm ET (4-6pm PT) on June 28-30, 2021. The workshop supports research led by the People-Centered Internet (PCI) in support of a grant from the Internet Society Foundation.
We welcome academics, practitioners, Tribal members, and other stakeholders to take part in a collective conversation on the challenges and perspectives in digital connectivity in indigenous communities. You will be a part of the strategic planning process, creating effective models and processes for building this infrastructure in Tribal Nations, choosing the product prototypes, and creating digital opportunities based on an understanding of the interplay of cultural, social and technological factors. A specially designed workshop will lead participants through the analysis of root problems, empathetic understanding, collaborative ideation, and goal setting processes.