Debut of "Weaving Technology with Traditions"
IBM has joined with Career Communications Group, Inc. to sponsor the Native American Family Technology Journey as part of its continuing corporate responsibility efforts to help bridge the digital divide.
"Weaving Technology with Traditions," or Traditions for short, exists to increase technology education and computer literacy among Native American families and the Native American community.
In addition, IBM is planning other events throughout the year at different locations.
"Ending the digital divide for Native Americans requires close partnerships with tribal communities and supportive programs, like this one, that will allow them to craft their own solutions based on their unique environments and needs," says Bob Moffat, senior vice president, Integrated Supply Chain, and Native American WMC partner.
"We believe this initiative will open a world of information and opportunities for our Native American constituents," says Moffat.
Terry Braun, Technology Solutions Executive, and David Daniel, director, delivery and site operations, Business Continuity and Recovery Services, and his wife, Susan, will serve as national co-chairs of the event.
The Journey will begin with a series of educational activities and events around the country that coincides with National American Indian Heritage Month.