Op-Eds by Darrah

Indian Country Today

Time for the ‘well-meaning man’ to return spectrum rights to Native American tribes

Nov. 29, 2019

Arizona Republic

For tribal lands ravaged by COVID-19, broadband access is a matter of life and death

May 9, 2020

Arizona Daily Star

Local Opinion: FCC, UA could do more to allow tribes spectrum rights be recognized

Feb. 28, 2020

Native Nations Institute

Darrah Blackwater: Indigenize the Internet How to close the digital divide by respecting tribal sovereignty

April 29, 2020

Rightscon Chat with FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

In July 2020 Rightscon, an international human rights conference, asked me to interview Commissioner Rosenworcel. I was honored by the invitation, so I took a day off from hiking the Colorado Trail and found a steady internet connection in Silverton, Colorado. The Commissioner and I covered the topics of the digital divide, Indigenous telecommunications policy, and spectrum sovereignty.

In the News

Native Business Magazine

3 Fundamental Fixes Needed for Tribes to Bridge the Digital Divide

April 17, 2020

KSUT Public Radio

Tribal Broadband, Bridging the Digital Divide for Native People

June 5, 2020

Rocky Mountain PBS

Advocating for Indigenous internet and spectrum sovereignty

September 19, 2020

High Country News

An opportunity to close Indian Country’s digital divide is expiring

June 2, 2020


Coronavirus crisis threatens internet opportunity for Native Americans

July 27, 2020

Stanford Magazine

Tackling the Tribal Digital Divide

March 2020

The Durango Herald

Taking Big Steps in China

March 15, 2015

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