Digital Inclusion Program
Cayuse Native Solutions is working towards digital equity and inclusion for the Umatilla Indian Reservation using funding from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. The Digital Inclusion program is the result of a $380,369 funding award from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). Learn More...
Digital Equity is the condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.
Digital Navigators are trusted guides who assist community members in internet adoption and the use of computing devices. Digital navigators help demystify technology by providing one-on-one ongoing assistance to connect residents to affordable internet, devices, technical skills, and application support.
Digital Inclusion means the activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies.
Current Drop In Schedule
Mondays - Nixyaawii Governance Center
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesdays - Nicht-Yow-Way Senior Center
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
OR, Make an appointment:
Melinda Broncheau, as the Digital Navigator, will lead this three-year Digital Inclusion program to boost digital skills and technology access in the Umatilla Indian Reservation community.
She brings to the role nearly 20 years of experience in the information technology field as a technician, project manager, trainer, and IT help desk supervisor.
OUR 3 PILLARS OF DIGITAL INCLUSION SERVICES
DIGITAL SKILLS TRAINING
We assist community members with accessing affordable, high speed internet service.
We supply internet-enabled devices to help meet the needs of our community members.
We provide community members with one-on-one help and lead community trainings to learn how to effectively use technology.
Eligibility: Any resident of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
(regardless of Native enrollment status; includes non-Natives and members of other tribes).
How do I get a device?
Complete our Intake Form.
Meet with our Digital Navigator.
Participate in our digital inclusion services (for example, let us help you apply for Affordable Connectivity Program, complete our Skills Assessment, or complete digital skills training).