AIPI October 2015 Newsletter

October 8, 2015
Legislative Update: In summary, legislation regarding Native Americans put forth in the 114th Congress. These are updated monthly, with new bills added as they come online. New or Recent Actions: LAW S.501(PL 114-255)--New Mexico Navajo Water Settlement Technical Corrections Act: Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to expand the current authorization for the construction or rehabilitation and operation and maintenance of conjunctive use wells in the San Juan River Basin, Little Colorado River Basin, and Rio Grande Basin in New Mexico to include the planning and design of those wells.

August 2015 AIPI Newsletter

August 12, 2015
Highlights this month include: July legislative summary, a review of the House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology's Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Hearing, and the launch of registration for the Fall 2015 Cohort of the Tribal Financial Manager Certificate Program.

July 2015 AIPI Newsletter

July 13, 2015
The National Congress of American Indian’s (NCAI) 2015 Mid Year Conference was held July 28th through July 30th in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event began, as always, with posting of colors and reports from the NCAI Executive Director, the NCAI Elected President, State and local leaders, and federal leaders. There was an interesting presentation on opportunities for digital governance by Megan Smith, the United States Chief Technology Officer and Special Advisor to President Obama. This was followed a policy overview from Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw), Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior.

June 2015 AIPI Newsletter

June 3, 2015
In a very exciting note, Arizona State University’s Spring Graduation included 365 Native American students that completed their degree programs; 17 of those students receiving doctorates! Additionally, we are honored to acknowledge the first cohort from the Pueblo Doctoral Cohort program who graduated 10 Ph.D. students, through a partnership with The Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School and ASU’s School of Social Transformation. We are proud of all our students’ accomplishments!

ASU's Director of American Indian Policy Institute Appointed to FCC's Consumer Advisory Council

May 29, 2015

Tempe, Ariz. – The American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University is pleased to announce that AIPI Director, Dr. Traci Morris, will represent tribal interests on the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.

Morris is a nationally recognized tribal communications leader and expert. This is her second, non-consecutive appointment to the committee.

May 2015 AIPI Newsletter

May 6, 2015
As the spring semester ends here at Arizona State University for students and faculty, our office works year round and we are currently gearing up for the training that we host with the Native American Finance Officers Association, the Tribal Financial Manager Certificate Program.

American Indian Policy Institute's Executive Director, Dr. Eddie Brown to be Honored with the Leon Grant Award at the Phoenix Indian Center’s Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball

April 9, 2015
For Immediate Release Contact: Traci Morris, Tempe, Ariz. (April 8, 2015) – The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) is proud to announce Dr. Eddie F. Brown is the recipient of the Silver and Turquoise Ball’s Honorary Leon Grant Award. The Award is given by the Phoenix Indian Center and honors those who have followed in the footsteps of the center’s founder by working to enrich the lives of Native Americans in the Phoenix area and beyond. The award will be presented to Dr. Brown at the 32nd Annual Silver and Turquoise on April 11, 2015 at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center.

November 2014 AIPI Newsletter

November 5, 2014
October was a very busy month in Indian Country with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Conference capping off everything. The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) participated in this and other events. We hosted our own event, the ever-popular Tribal Financial Managers Certificate (TFMC) Executive Training, which we host twice a year with our partners at the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA). We also played an integral part in the Arizona State University’s (ASU) Indigenous Sustainability Conference, the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest’s (ATNI) Taking Smoke Signals Digital Conference, and NCAI.