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CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI NAMES MEMBERS TO THE FCC-NATIVE NATIONS BROADBAND TASK FORCE

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Released: March 3, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 11-427


Released: March 3, 2011

CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI NAMES MEMBERS

TO THE FCC-NATIVE NATIONS BROADBAND TASK FORCE

On March 3, 2011, Chairman Julius Genachowski named 30 members to the FCC-Native Nations
Broadband Task Force ("Task Force"). In a public notice released on June 2, 2010, the Federal
Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") sought nominations of Native Nations to serve
on the Task Force.1 The Task Force members will assist the Commission in fulfilling its commitment to
increasing broadband deployment and adoption on Tribal lands. The Task Force will be responsible for,
among other things, assisting in developing and executing a Commission consultation policy, eliciting
input to ensure that Native concerns are considered in all Commission proceedings related to broadband,
developing additional recommendations for promoting broadband deployment and adoption on Tribal
lands, and coordinating with external entities, including other federal departments and agencies. The
Task Force will be comprised of elected and appointed leaders from Native Nations and senior
Commission staff.2
Chairman Genachowski named the following members to the Task Force representing Native
Nations and communities:

Honorable Susie Allen: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Honorable Marlin Fryberg: Tulalip Tribes

Honorable Joe Garcia: Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo

Honorable Jeffrey Harjo: Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Honorable Bradley John: Seneca Nation of Indians

Honorable Bill Kekahbah: Kaw Nation

Honorable Joseph Manuel: Gila River Indian Community

Honorable Jim Shakespeare: Northern Arapaho Tribe

Mark Bilton-Smith: Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Lewis Christman: Tule River Indian Tribe

Valerie Fast Horse: Coeur d'Alene Tribe

Debby Gallenberg: Sokaogon Chippewa Community

Pearl Mikulski: Kawerak


1 FCC Establishes FCC-Native Nations Broadband Task Force and Seeks Nominations for Tribal
Representatives,
Public Notice, DA-10-1008 (rel. June 2, 2010) (Nominations PN).
2 Id.


Carroll Onsae: Hopi Tribe

Matthew Rantanen: Pala Band of Mission Indians

Brian Tagaban: Navajo Nation

Michael White: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma

James Williams: Tanana Chiefs Conference

Michelle York: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Chairman Genachowski named the following Task Force members from the Federal Communications
Commission:

Geoffrey Blackwell: Office of Native Affairs and Policy

Irene Flannery: Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

David Furth: Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Jane Jackson: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Elise Kohn: Wireline Competition Bureau

Mark Lloyd: Office of General Counsel

Kris Monteith: Media Bureau

Robert Nelson: International Bureau

Jamison Prime: Office of Engineering and Technology

Thomas Reed: Office of Communications Business Opportunities

Suzanne Tetreault: Enforcement Bureau
Chairman Genachowski also named Geoffrey Blackwell, Chief of the Commission's Office of
Native Affairs and Policy, as a co-chair of the Task Force. At its first meeting, another co-chair will be
elected from among the Native Nation representatives on the Task Force by those representatives.

EXEMPTION FROM THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT FOR

"INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMUNICATION"
Pursuant to the "intergovernmental communication" exemption in Sec. 204(b) of the Unfunded
Mandates Reform Act of 1995 ("UMRA"), 2 U.S.C. 1534(b), the Task Force will not be subject to the
requirements or procedures set forth in the Federal Advisory Committee Act ("FACA"), 5 U.S.C. App. 2
(1988).

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electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
For further information, contact Cynthia Bryant, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of Native Affairs
and Policy, Federal Communications Commission, 202-418-8164 (voice) or cynthia.bryant@fcc.gov
(email).
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