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Welcome to the ASU American Indian Policy Institute's Official Blog.  The purpose of this blog is to provide an immediate way to get vital information out to Tribal Nations, to provide a more interactive space for information to get out to those working with Native Nations and to provide a more personal space for stories related. This is an educational space. Therefore, all writing is done by AIPI staff, will be vetted by leadership, and will have links or documentation to support concepts, ideas, and topics. If you have any concerns or suggestions about the blog please contact us directly.

Policy Solution

Policy Alert: Potential Impacts of a Federal Government Shutdown on Tribal Telecommunications

September 29, 2023  /  EJ John and Dr. Traci Morris

At this time, the United States government will likely shut down due to Congress not coming together to pass needed legislation through a continuing…

Congress  Legislation  Digital Divide  Indian Country  Broadband

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

Call to Action

NTIA Announces A Second Round of TBCP Funding

July 31, 2023  /  EJ John

  On July 27, 2023, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced a second Notice of Funding Opportunity (…

Legislation  Broadband  Digital Divide  Economic Transformation

Fact Sheet

Indigenous Digital Sovereignty Defined

July 14, 2023  /  Dr. Traci Morris

Since at least the early 1990s, Tribal nations have been actively working to have a seat at the policy table as this new utility (for lack of a…

Digital Divide  Sovereignty  Broadband


The Affordable Connectivity Program: Sustaining Individuals and Tribal Networks

June 26, 2023  /  EJ John

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) created in 2021 through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, assists qualifying households with…

Broadband  Legislation  Digital Divide  Economic Transformation

Capacity Building

We've Got the Answers to Your Questions

June 26, 2023  /  Kristen Talbert

The application for the Fall 2023 cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA) will open on July 3, 2023. Follow along for upcoming blogs, posts…

ILA  NDNLed  Indian Country  Leadership


AIPI 2023 Summer Reading List: Native American Novels through the Decades

June 21, 2023  /  Sadie Vermillion

The beauty of the summer season has officially begun and plans for all of the lively summer outdoor activities and adventures are already underway.…

Indian Country  Labriola  Resilience  Sovereignty