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From: "ICANN At-Large Staff" <staff(a)atlarge.icann.org>
Date: 15 Jun 2017 09:12
Subject: [ALAC-Announce] ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador
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ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program
14 June 2017
LOS ANGELES – 14 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) today announced the creation of the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. The
program establishes two Indigenous Ambassadors, to be selected from underrepresented
indigenous communities. Through the inclusion of a broader and more diverse base of
knowledgeable constituents, ICANN will be better equipped to support the next generation
of the global Internet community. "This is an exciting opportunity for two
Indigenous Ambassadors to learn about ICANN and the At-Large community, representing the
best interests of Internet end users," states Loris Taylor, President & CEO,
Native Public Media.
ICANN is now accepting applications for two Global Indigenous Ambassadors. Applicants
must be members of unserved or underserved tribal or native communities and meet the ICANN
Fellowship Program criteria[icann.org]. Selected participants will receive travel, hotel,
and per diem for the ICANN60 Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to be held 28
October – 3 November 2017.
The deadline for submitting applications is 6 July 2017.
Get your application here: Global Indigenous Ambassador Application[docs.google.com]
Send any questions to: tribal-ambassador-sc(a)icann.org
ICANN wants participants to learn as much as possible during ICANN60. As part of the
program, Indigenous Ambassadors will:
Work with an indigenous mentor for the duration of the conference.
Attend the ICANN Newcomer Sunday meeting with a Public Responsibility Support team
representative who will facilitate the session to ensure inclusion.
Participate in the Fellowship Morning sessions Monday through Thursday to gain an
understanding of and experience with ICANN and its multi-stakeholder community.
Submit a detailed report within 30 days after the conference – describing activities and
assessing the Ambassador's experience. These reports help ICANN in evaluating future
ICANN encourages anyone who is qualified to apply for this special opportunity!
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