|Email:||mrantanen [at] sctdv.net|
Matthew Rantanen has been the Director of Technology at the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, a non-profit of 19 Native tribes in the San Diego County, since October 2001. He provides IT Direction and Network Technology Staff direction for a WAN spanning 250 miles and supporting 65+ tribal municipality buildings. He helped establish the first FCC Tribal Priority for broadcasting and the the new FCC Office of Native Affairs and Policy; he oversees programs and services for the 53 Native-owned and licensed non-commercial educational radio stations.
He is involved with many aspects of Native communications, holding the following roles: 
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Native Public Media, since October 2011
- Native Nations Broadband Task Force Member of the FCC, since February 2011
- Co-Chair of the Technology and Telecom Subcommittee of the National Congress of American Indians, since April 2013
- Vice President of Technology of Southern California Tribal Technologies, LLC, since October 2005
Additionally, he is involved with ICANN through Native Public Media, which is an At-Large advisor to ICANN. He is also involved with NARALO, and is generally passionate about changing the digital landscape for the indigenous population of the USA, as a self-professed "cyber warrior for tribal broadband".
- ICANN 51 Intake Form. Retrieved 2014 November 2.