3.2.2 Best practices

After reviewing several key regulatory issues, some best practices can be identified. Establishing one overriding, general best practice system would be impossible, since countries have different characteristics. Moreover, the regulations involved in a project of this nature are highly diverse, making it very difficult to untangle the legal fabric that allows ICT development in the Indigenous communities of a given country.

Without doubt, the Canadian regulatory approach is an example worth highlighting. It incorporates universal access rights, consulting and participation schemes that conform to the daily practice of public policies on indigenous issues, financing schemes for communities, and indigenous peoples' television systems. These are just some of the elements articulated in a legal and public policy system conducive to the development of ICTs in Indigenous communities.