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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.

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We Were Here First: Indigenous Leadership Guidance from Geoff Blackwell

March 24, 2022  /  Sadie Vermillion

On the winter evening of February 25, 2022, Indigenous leaders from throughout Arizona sat down in front of their devices to commence module five of…

ILA  Leadership  NDNLed  Indian Country

Maria Tallchief and the Five Moons

March 18, 2022  /  Kristen Talbert

The Indigenous Leadership Academy is currently ongoing. Stay tuned to see updates about the program! “Revolutionary,” “electrifying passion,” and “…

ILA  NDNLed  Resilience  Indian Country

AIPI's Mission in Action

March 14, 2022  /  Traci L. Morris, Ph.D

Have you read our mission statement lately?  Let me share it with you. The American Indian Policy Institute is an Indigenous-led and staffed…

FCC Adopts Final Rule for the Affordable Connectivity Program

March 7, 2022  /  Sadie Vermillion

On January 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopting the…

Broadband  Digital Divide  Indian Country

ILA Expresses Gratitude

March 4, 2022  /  Kristen Talbert

Can you believe we are halfway through the inaugural cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA)? We’ve had the honor of having very talented…

ILA  Labriola  Leadership  NDNLed  Indian Country

NDIA Receives Grant for Digital Inclusion

February 24, 2022  /  H. Trostle

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) will use a $10 million grant to support a national digital equity program, with a focus on rural and…

Broadband  Sovereignty  Digital Divide  Indian Country

Tribal Libraries Fully Qualify for E-Rate Broadband Internet Subsidies

February 18, 2022  /  H. Trostle

At long last, Tribal libraries fully qualify for E-Rate broadband internet subsidies. Tribal libraries are often located in remote areas and can…

Broadband  Digital Divide  Indian Country

Indigenous STEAM Reading List 2022

February 15, 2022  /  Kristen Talbert

The Indigenous Leadership Academy is currently ongoing. Stay tuned to see updates about the program! Kristen: When planning this next reading list,…

ILA  Innovation  Labriola  Leadership  NDNLed  Sovereignty  Indian Country

Funding Opportunity: The Reconnect Program

February 10, 2022  /  Sadie Vermillion

**UPDATE** As of February 17, 2022, the USDA has extended the deadline for ReConnect Program Funding to March 9, 2022. The Rural Utilities Service,…

Broadband  Digital Divide