Native American students with little or no Internet at home can now access Wi-Fi hotspots on the Navajo and Hopi nations to continue their classes online.
Northern Arizona University recently got clearance from Navajo and Hopi leadership to extend Wi-Fi from buildings to parking lots in select locations, allowing students to access online classes from their vehicles while practicing social distancing.
These parking-lot hotspots are open to students from any K12 and college institution and will provide internet access for any mobile device, including laptops and smartphones.
For more information, contact the Office of Native American Initiatives at 928-523-3849, or reach out to Chad Hamill, Vice President of the Office of Native American Initiatives by phone or email at Chad.Hamill@nau.edu
Wi-Fi parking lot hotspot locations:
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Chinle District Office
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority District Office
> Diné College Locations (Request access by emailing the Office of the President for Diné College at Officeofthepresident@dinecollege.edu.
Available locations include:
• Shiprock South
• Tuba City
• Window Rock
> Fort Defiance, AZ (Good Shepherd Mission) https://bit.ly/GSMission
> Holbrook, AZ (available April 20th, 2020):
• Holbrook High School
• Holbrook Junior High School
• Hulet Elementary
• Park Elementary
• Indian Wells Elementary
• Holbrook District Office
> Hopi Nation
Kykotsmovi (Peace Academic Center)
Polacca Community Center, Village of Tewa
> Navajo Technical University with locations at:
> Tuba City (Tuba City Chapter House) https://goo.gl/maps/CqEK8TNsddcHJ2uE6
> Window Rock (Library and Museum) https://bit.ly/NNLibrary