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 Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, focuses on building strong ties to Indigenous urban and rural governments and communities through emerging trends and tribally driven innovative democratic practices. 

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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 Cohort 

Latest blog posts

Capacity Building

ILA Expresses Gratitude

September 25, 2023  /  Kristen Talbert

We are halfway through the Fall 2023 cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA)! We’ve had the honor of having very talented guest speakers…

ILA  Leadership  NDNLed  Indian Country


Ittifatpoli: Executive Director Update

September 11, 2023  /  Dr. Traci L. Morris

On August 21 through 22, 2023, I attended the Chickasaw Listening Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a citizen who lives outside…

Indian Country  Governance  Sovereignty  Leadership

Call to Action

Call to Action: ONAP and WTB Seek Comment on Tribal Nation and Native Hawaiian Access to Spectrum and Related Data

September 6, 2023  /  Sadie Vermillion

Spectrum is an essential natural resource because it is finite and has economic and public use, purpose, and benefit. Similar to other natural…

Broadband  Indian Country  Digital Divide

AIPI acknowledges that ASU sits on the ancestral homelands of those American Indian tribes that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples. We also acknowledge and pay respect to Indigenous elders – past, present, and future – who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.



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