About AIPI

Research and Policy Analysis

AIPI is a think-tank with a primary focus on public policy analysis and research. We are working at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and research. Our expertise is in 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.

Capacity Building

AIPI is known nationally for our Tribal Economic Leadership Program (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. In addition, we have a Fellow's program and the forthcoming Indigenous Leadership Academy.

Community Engagement

Community and economic development is 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.