Matthew R. Rantanen

Matthew R. Rantanen

Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA)
Director of Technology

Background

As the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA), Matthew Rantanen assists tribes with technology development ranging from radio station applications to tribal administration technologies to technology policy development. Matthew serves on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Native Nations Broadband Task Force, and is Co-chair of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Technology and Telecommunications Subcommittee, and the Technology Task Force at NCAI. He is a board member on Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), Chairman of the Board of Native Public Media, and sits on the Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) to the Broadband Council of California and to the Cal Office of Emergency Services.

Matthew has been called a “Cyber-Warrior for Tribal Broadband."  He is an “Advocate for Net-Neutrality," and “Tribal Priority for Spectrum over Tribal Lands."