On Thursday, March 3, 2011, in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host “Native Nations Day” at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. This day’s events will focus directly on the issues of Tribal Nations and Native Communities. The all-day event will consist of two parts. The first is an open Commission meeting in the morning at which the five FCC Commissioners will meet to consider and vote on proceedings relating to the provision of communications services in Indian Country, including a number of issues related to the deployment of broadband, broadcast, wireless and satellite services for tribal communities. One of these items will be a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) being developed by the FCC’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy. The NOI is intended to get input from tribal leaders on a broad range of telecommunications issues. The second part of Native Nations Day, held in the afternoon, will be a listening session at which tribal leaders have the opportunity to share information and views on communications topics with FCC senior staff and invited Commissioners.
What: Native Nations Day at the FCC
Date: Thursday March 3, 2011 Time: 9:45 am (9:15 early arrival for security purposes)
Where: FCC Headquarter, 445 12th Street SW Washington DC 20554
FCC Contact: Dan Rumelt, FCC Office of Native Affairs and Policy, 202-418-7512 or Dan.Rumelt@fcc.gov