Research and Policy Analysis
AIPI is a non-teaching research institute with a primary focus on public policy analysis and research. We are working at the intersection of Tribal policy, advocacy, and research. Our expertise is in Tribal telecommunications, communications, broadband, digital inclusion, technology for language retention, and technology as the backbone for community and economic development, and communications technology. We disseminate our work via policy briefs, newsletters, lectures, conference presentations, blog posts, and white papers.
AIPI is known for our Indigenous Leadership Academy, the Thought Leaders Fellowship Program, and the long-running Tribal Financial Managers Certificate Program or TFMC (and partnership with NAFOA), and for our award-winning entrepreneurship classes, which serve as the foundation for Inno-NATIONS the first urban tribal business accelerator in the nation.
Community and economic development are vital to Indian Country. We support Native nation-building as an exercise of sovereignty by tribal nations. We work with tribal communities, tribal organizations, and organizations serving tribes.