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Accepting Solutions

Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Seeking native-led solutions that use traditional knowledge and technology to create sustainable and prosperous livelihoods for indigenous communities

Challenges Open Submit a Solution

Challenge Leadership Group

Susan Alzner

Co-founder and Chief of Strategy & Ops, shift7

Alissa Benoist

Program Coordinator, Four Bands Community Fund

Prairie Bighorn

Executive Director, American Indian Business Leaders

Ari Epstein

Lecturer, MIT Terrascope Program

Heather Fleming

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Change Labs

Natasha Hale

Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Wendolyn Holland

Managing Director, Holland Consulting, LLC

Shelly Lowe

Executive Director, Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)

Admir Masic

Professor, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development, MIT

Jacob Moore

Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations, Office of University Affairs, Arizona State University

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment: The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.
  • Context Appropriateness: The solution takes into account the context of communities it seeks to benefit, including low to no connectivity and little formal technical training among individuals, and rural settings.  
  • Scalability and Ease of Use: The solution can easily be scaled to additional communities.
  • Feasibility: It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself after implementation.
  • Innovative Approach: This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, or a new process for solving the challenge.

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