American Indian Policy Institute

Supporting Tribal sovereignty through examination, exploration, & elevation

Shaping communities

The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), a college-level unit within ASU’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, focuses on building strong ties to Indigenous urban and rural governments and communities through emerging trends and tribally driven innovative democratic practices. 

About us

American Indian Policy Institute Joins the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), recognized internationally for its leadership in American Indian policy, has moved from the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions to the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The move became official on Jan. 1. Read the full ASU News story here. 

ILA cohort

Indigenous Leadership Academy Announces Fall 2023 Cohort

The American Indian Policy Institute is proud to announce the Fall 2023 cohort for the Indigenous Leadership Academy. There are 15 tribes, First Nations and Native Hawaiian from 10 states represented. All participants demonstrated a strong passion for working with and for Indigenous communities.

Click Here To Meet the Spring 2024 Cohort 

Latest blog posts

Call to Action

Call to Action: Review Arizona’s Digital Equity Plan

January 17, 2024  /  EJ John

Last week, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) released a draft of the Arizona Digital Equity Plan. This plan gives an overview of Digital Equity…

Broadband  Digital Divide

Call to Action

ACP Update and Call to Action

January 11, 2024  /  EJ John

ACP Update and Call to Action 1-9-24 The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) faces a critical juncture. In a letter sent out earlier this week,…

Broadband  Digital Divide

Capacity Building

Everything You Need to Know About ILA

November 16, 2023  /  Kristen Talbert

The application for the Spring 2024 cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA) will open on November 17, 2023, and will close on December 15,…

ILA  Leadership  NDNLed  Indian Country  Sovereignty

AIPI acknowledges that the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU sits on the ancestral homelands the Akimel O’odham (Pima). 



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