American Indian Policy Institute

Supporting Tribal sovereignty through examination, exploration, & elevation

Shaping communities

The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), a college-level unit within ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, focuses on building strong ties to Indigenous urban and rural governments and communities through emerging trends and tribally driven innovative democratic practices. 

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ILA cohort

Indigenous Leadership Academy Announces Fall 2023 Cohort

The American Indian Policy Institute is proud to announce the Fall 2023 cohort for the Indigenous Leadership Academy. There are 15 tribes, First Nations and Native Hawaiian from 10 states represented. All participants demonstrated a strong passion for working with and for Indigenous communities.

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Latest blog posts

Capacity Building

Everything You Need to Know About ILA

November 16, 2023  /  Kristen Talbert

The application for the Spring 2024 cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA) will open on November 17, 2023, and will close on December 15,…

ILA  Leadership  NDNLed  Indian Country  Sovereignty

Capacity Building

ILA Expresses Gratitude For Fall 2023 Cohort

November 8, 2023  /  Kristen Talbert

We have successfully completed the Fall 2023 cohort of the Indigenous Leadership Academy (ILA)! The application for the Spring 2024 cohort will open…

Indian Country  ILA  NDNLed  Leadership  Sovereignty

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

AIPI acknowledges that ASU sits on the ancestral homelands of those American Indian tribes that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples. We also acknowledge and pay respect to Indigenous elders – past, present, and future – who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.



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