October 2017 Newsletter

We hope that your fall season is going well. In September, things really ramped up at AIPI.  This is the time of year we start planning our upcoming Tribal Financial Managers Certificate Training. We have also been working diligently on an economic development assessment for a regional Tribal Nation. Additionally, AIPI staff Dr. Traci Morris and Brian Howard attended the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Annual Conference in Denver, CO, where they both presented at different breakout sessions. Howard presented on the Tribal Broadband Assessment that AIPI is currently in the process of administering and Morris presented on the Inno-NATIONS Tribal Business incubator.  While they were in the Denver area they were invited to tour the FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab and the National Institute of Standards in Technology Communications Technology Lab - Public Safety Communications Research Division in Boulder, CO, to learn about the latest advancements in technology for public safety communications and opportunities for tribal involvement. Also while in Boulder, Dr. Morris and Mr. Howard were invited by the University of Colorado’s Native American Law Students Association and the Silicon Flatirons Student Group to participate in a fireside chat with CU Boulder's law students interested in tribal telecommunications law and policy.



AIPI Staff Present at the
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
National Conference

director traci morris presenting


AIPI Director Dr. Traci Morris and Research & Policy Analyst Brian Howard were invited to present at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference meeting in Denver, CO, September 20-23. Dr. Morris presented on the development and progress of the Inno-Nations Business Collision Community initiative and discussed the services AIPI and its partners were offering to its first cohort of Tribal business owners. Howard presented on preliminary findings from AIPI's Tribal Technology Assessment, which is collecting information from residents of Tribal reservation lands regarding their Internet access capabilities. Both Dr. Morris and Mr. Howard received good feedback and suggestions for their work moving forward and possible future collaborations with others in the telecom and technology field.


Orange Book

TFMC Registration now open

Registration is now open for the December 2017 Tribal Financial Management Certificate Training. This professional certificate training for tribal government financial management practitioners--a component of our Tribal Economic Leadership Program--provides an in-depth background in tribal government finance, Indian law, taxation, and economic development. It is the official training course for the new NAFOA publication, Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises a.k.a. “Orange Book”. Attendees can earn up to 20 CPE credits. Register now at www.regonline.com/AIPI_NAFOA_TFMC_FALL2017


September's webinar featured Laurie D. Battaglia, MSOD, PCCC. She is the CEO and Workplace Strategist of Aligned at Work, which combines the Success Factors of Vocation, Relationships, Finances, Wellbeing, and Spirit into an integrated work/life model. Coach Laurie reprised her role as a resource to our Inno-Nations entrepreneurs and also brought to the fold fellow coach and time management expert, Al Loveland of 21 Days Consulting & Coaching, which specializes in capacity building for non-profits, small business and sole entrepreneurs.

Our monthly webinars provide continued support, resources, and community building to our Inno-Nations cohort as they continue to build, maintain or scale their businesses. As one participant commented, "I appreciate Inno-Nations for keeping in contact with me, and ensuring that I am on the right track with my business. This has helped me to fine tune some things in my company and for that I am forever grateful!"




2017 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference | Native American Finance Officers Association | October 1-3, 2017 | River Spirit Casino & Resort | Tulsa, OK

Indigenous Peoples Day | Native Americans Taking Initiatives ON Success (NATIONS) | October 7, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | ASU Tempe | Student Services Lawn

Indigenous Peoples Day | American Indian Council | October 7, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | ASU West Campus

Native Health 8th Annual Children's Pageant | Native Health | October 7, 2017 | Metrocenter Mall | Phoenix, AZ

American Indian Council Indigenous Peoples Day | ASU AIC | October 9, 2017 | ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus | Phoenix, AZ

Indigenous Peoples Day | Puente Human Rights Movement | October 9, 2017 | 11 am - 8 pm | Phoenix, AZ

Indigenous Peoples Day | Native American Law Student Association | October 10, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

Indigenous People’s Day | Heard Museum | October 9, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ

35th Annual Parade | Native American Connections | October 14, 2017 | 9 - 11 am | 3rd Street & Oak to Steele Indian School Park | Phoenix, AZ

Native Health Open House and Health Fair | Native Health | October 14, 2017 | 10am-2pm | 4041 N Central Ave | Phoenix, AZ

Chandler American Indian Art Market | 9am-6pm | Chandler High School | 350 N. Arizona Ave. | Chandler, AZ

Miss Indian Arizona 56th Scholarship Program | Chandler Center for the Arts | 6:30pm-10pm | Chandler, AZ

74th NCAI Annual Convention & Marketplace | National Congress of American Indians | October 15-20, 2017 | Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee, WI

34th Annual Apache Jii Day | October 21, 2017 | 9am-5pm | Globe, AZ

Administration for Native Americans Native Languages Summit: Preserving the Hearts of Our Cultures | Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans | October 23-24, 2017 | Albuquerque, NM

34th Annual Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow | Mesa Riverview Park | 11am-5pm | FREE | October 27-29, 2017 | 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy Mesa, AZ


12th Annual Navajo Art & Rug Auction | Pueblo Grande Museum | November 4, 2017 | 4619 E Washington St. | Phoenix, AZ

31st Annual Red Mountain Eagle Pow Wow | Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community | November 4-5, 2017 | Scottsdale, AZ

TribalNet Conference & Tradeshow | TribalNet: Bringing Technology and Tribes Together | November 6-9, 2017 | Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa | Phoenix, AZ

Tribal Interior Budget Council Meeting | Department of the Interior & National Congress of American Indians | November 7-9, 2017 | Washington Plaza Hotel | Washington, DC

ASU Veteran’s Day Pow Wow | ASU West Campus | November 11, 2017 | 11am-10pm | Glendale, AZ

36th Anniversary of the Orme Dam Victory Days | Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation | All-Indian Rodeo, Intertribal Powwow, Parade, and more| November 17-19, 2017 | Fort McDowell, Arizona

16th Annual Native American Children’s Benefit Holiday Toy Drive and Concert | Arizona Science Center | November 24, 2017 | 6pm-10pm | Phoenix, AZ


Cultures Under Water: Climate Impacts on Tribal Cultural Heritage | Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law | Indian Legal Program | December 6-8, 2017 | Memorial Union//Ventana ASU Tempe Campus | Tempe, AZ

41st Annual Indian Market | Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary | December 9-10, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ