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U.S. Department of Labor Selects ASU AIPI Director for National Advisory Council

May 31, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has appointed Dr. Traci Morris to the Native American Employment and Training Council, a national advisory committee that serves the Department of Labor. Dr. Morris was singled out for her expertise in the area of education and new media curriculum development and will serve a two-year term. Dr. Morris currently serves as the Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at ASU.

Training for Native nations' financial managers

ASUNow photo of TFMC program
May 27, 2016

60 tribal managers from around country at ASU this week for certification as part of executive education program

Anni Leaman has a respectable-sized to-do list when she returns home to Massachusetts later this week.

She’s going to create a couple of new finance committees, check into whether her tribe can issue bonds on construction projects, find innovative ways to reduce her tribe’s debt and establish a first-time fraud hotline.

AIPI May 2016 Newsletter

May 4, 2016
The May AIPI Newsletter includes a story about the Collaborative Agreement that ASU AIPI signed with NAFOA to form the Tribal Economic Leadership Program. Additionally, there a non-exhaustive summary of legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress and a summary of some State of Arizona bills.

ASU AIPI and NAFOA Sign Collaborative Agreement to Develop the Tribal Economic Leadership Program

ASU-NAFOA Collaborative Agreement Signing
April 19, 2016

Tempe, Ariz. -  Arizona State University signed a Collaborative Agreement with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) on  April 19, 2016 formalizing a long-standing partnership and commitment to building the Tribal Economic Leadership (TEL) Executive Education Program bringing financial and economic development training to Indian Country.

AIPI April 2016 Newsletter

April 7, 2016
While legislatively March did not see much action nationally, there are a number of hearings on tribal bills scheduled for April. However, the State of Arizona worked a number Tribal related bills through the process towards becoming law. The following is a non-exhaustive summary of legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress and a summary of some State of Arizona bills. These are updated monthly, with new bills added as they come online.

AIPI March 2016 Newsletter

March 3, 2016
March Legislative Update: February was a particularly busy month both nationally and in the State of Arizona. What follows is a non-exhaustive summary of legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress and a summary of some State bills. These are updated monthly, with new bills added as they come online.

AIPI February 2016 Newsletter

February 22, 2016
February Legislative Update: A non-exhaustive summary of legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress. These are updated monthly, with new bills added as they come online. This month’s newsletter includes an overview of bills introduced at the State of Arizona.

Tribal E-Commerce Conference Focuses on ‘Wiring the Rez’

Wiring the Rez
January 21, 2016
The physical realities of modern Indian country sometimes hamper or limit the digital economic opportunities available for Indian nations. With that in mind, the Indian Legal Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is devoting its second annual Tribal E-Commerce CLE Conference to addressing the challenges tribes face in joining the digital revolution. From Indian Country Today: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/21/tribal-e-commerce-c...

AIPI January 2016 Newsletter

January 7, 2016
January Legislative Update: A non-exhaustive summary of legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress. In December 2015, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosted an Oversight Hearing on the Tribal Law and Order Act (a video of the hearing is at the link). Additionally, they hosted a Business Meeting to consider S. 1879, a bill to improve processes in the Department of the Interior. The bill, the Interior Improvement Act, passed committee and “dramatically improves the Department of the Interior’s trust land acquisition process for Indian Tribes and restores the secretary of the Interior’s authority to take land into trust and reaffirms the status of lands already taken into trust.”

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