Learn, build, and connect with people bootstrapping Indigenous Internet networks.

Resources and Media

tribal resource center

The Tribal Resource Center (TRC), which helps put on the bootcamps, is a Native American-led organization dedicated to offering trustworthy guidance for tribal communities seeking greater access and benefits of broadband. Check out TRC’s website for an extensive hub of resources including technical guidance, legal and policy resources, case studies and business models, and much more. Get plugged into TRC’s community of Indigenous Broadband practitioners and contact the Help Desk if you have any questions or would like to speak to a professional regarding your broadband project.

Visit Tribal Resource Center’s website here.

tribal broadband bootcamp discord channel

With the bootcamps, we aim to create a human network of folks working on broadband in Indian Country. Stay in touch with the Bootcamp community through our active Discord channel, which you’ll be invited to after attending a bootcamp.

tribal broadband bootcamp booklets

At each bootcamp, participants are given resource notebooks containing technical, policy, and digital inclusion resources, as well as information about the bootcamp, host, and participants. A PDF version of the latest TBB booklet is linked below.


Check out Tribal Broadband Bootcamp in the news.

Tribal Broadband Bootcamp Receives CENIC’s 2024 Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband, CENIC (February 2024)

“The Tribal Broadband Bootcamp’s dedication to bridging the digital divide and supporting Tribal self-reliance in broadband access is not just impactful, it is inspirational.”

Louis Fox, CENIC Chief Executive Officer

Tribal broadband beginners get 3-day ‘experience’ at connectivity bootcamp, Tribal Business News (August 2023)

While every person had different questions, needs, and concerns regarding upcoming plans for broadband buildouts, there was a common refrain: casual access to the information provided by Mitchell and other experts at the bootcamp was better than any formal training session they had attended so far.”

Chez Oxendine, Tribal Business News

Oregon Tribal Broadband Bootcamp works to improve internet access for rural communities, KVAL News (August 2022)

Boot camp helps Native tribes expand broadband access, AroundtheO Campus Newspaper, University of Oregon (August 2022)

“This is the right place and right time to get like-minded tribal folk onto campus and to get them sharing their expertise and knowledge.”

Jason Younker, UO Assistant Vice President and Adviser to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations; Chief of the Coquille Indian Tribe

Opinion: In tribal nations, broadband is more than just internet. It’s a pathway to a better life, The San Diego Union Tribune (March 2022)

“Broadband is not just about internet access but about a pathway to obtaining an education, improving health and acquiring economic resources necessary to thrive. […] Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Bear River and Laguna Pueblo tribes left the convening with both the knowledge and equipment to connect their communities to the internet via their own network.”

Traci Morris and Gary Michelson, The San Diego Union Tribune