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Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell visits Winslow Residential Hall, champions Generation Indigenous initiative


WINSLOW, Ariz. - As part of President Obama's Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to remove barriers to Native youth's success and the ConnectED program to provide more students access to the Internet, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Nov. 17 a new partnership with Verizon and Microsoft to provide wireless tablets and high-speed wireless services to more than 1,000 Native American students.

Jewell and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel celebrated the partnership with representatives from Verizon and Microsoft at the Winslow Residential Hall near the Navajo Nation reservation in Winslow, Arizona. Winslow Hall is one of 10 dormitories to receive broadband access under the public-private partnership between the Interior Department and the two companies.


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