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The annual Information Technology Summit hosted by the Navajo Nation Department of Information Technology will be held at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque on November 14-17, 2016. The summit is expected to draw presentations and attendance from varied stakeholders seeking cyber solutions and technology instruction. Loris Taylor, President and CEO of Native Public Media, will provide a session on radio licensing and ownership November 15, 2016.

“I am honored to be invited by the Navajo Nation to present on the importance of media access, control, and ownership.  Judging by what is happening at Standing Rock in terms of media coverage, or the lack of it by mainstream media, this conversation is timely.  Currently Native media and independent media are the primary providers of news from Standing Rock on a consistent basis regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.  We also need to talk about technology based abuses levied against the water protectors where media overlaps with technology,” stated Taylor.

The four-day summit will provide technology education sessions to address broadband technology opportunities and challenges across Indian County with specific attention to the technology needs of tribal offices in the fields of health, social services, judicial, communications, telecommunications, higher education, and more. For additional information, visit http://www.nnits.navajo-nsn.gov.