[NA-Discuss] Native participation in ICANN/NARALO conferences and events

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Feb 3 08:19:24 UTC 2015

This is a great initiative, Loris. I'm happy to do what I can to support it.

One question: Given the global nature of ICANN, are there other indigenous
communities with which you might have contact, who might also benefit from
this program?

There once was a Maori group involved in APRALO, in fact thanks to that
contact ALAC was able to redefine our commentaries on intellectual;
property -- a big deal in the world of TLDs -- to address appropriation of
indigenous names and symbols which were not necessarily (or adequately)
addressed by trademark or copyright. At Large was the only ICANN community
to advance these issues.

We need more input like that. Thanks again for your initiative,

- Evan

- Evan

On 2 February 2015 at 20:36, Loris Taylor <loristaylor1 at icloud.com> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues
> The Global Indigenous Persons Mentorship Program was recently established
> by ICANN to encourage and improve engagement with existing members
> representing indigenous populations.
> Native Public Media has submitted a proposal that will increase our
> engagement at ICANN and NARALO meetings and events.  Here is a brief
> summary of our request:
> To realize an authentic “One Internet, One World” all must be at the
> table.  Until recently, American Indians and Alaskan Natives were not at
> the table, much less, a part of the conversation.  Native Public Media,
> Inc. (NPM) is the inaugural Native American member on the ICANN At-Large
> Committee/NARALO and advocates for the interests of 566 federally
> recognized tribes in the United States.  As new comers, it is important
> that the Native American stakeholders are present not only to educate and
> engage others in the decision making process and to create relationships
> that ignite unique idea generations that benefit all at ICANN meetings, but
> ultimately, to share with those represented across Tribal communities.
> I welcome and appreciate your support of NPM’s request.  I will try my
> hand at posting on the At-Large Global Indigenous Persons Mentorship
> Program Workspace.  Thank you so much in advance.
> Best Regards,
> Loris Taylor | President & CEO | Native Public Media |  PO Box 3955,
> Flagstaff, AZ | 86003 | LorisTaylor1 at icloud.com
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