Tribal Connect Panel With American Library Association

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) partners with the American Library Association (ALA) to host a panel on improving access to high-speed internet in Tribal and rural communities. The discussion featured Tribal librarians and rural telecom experts and focused on how broadband connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure in Tribal and rural regions advances education, provides economic opportunity and can close the digital divide. Speakers included: FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, American Library Association President Jim Neal, Librarian at National Museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resources Center Elayne Silversmith, Santo Domingo Pueblo Librarian Cynthia Aguilar, Lake Tribal College Director of Library Services Leech Hannah Buckland, Director of AMERIND Critical Infrastructure Irene Flannery, and Public Relations Manager at NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association Kelly Wismer. April 12, 2018.