Federal Communications Commission Changes Tribal Lands Eligibility for Lifeline Program Without Tribal Consultation

On November 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report & Order to change its definition of “rurality” for Tribal lands eligible for the enhanced Tribal subsidy of the Lifeline Program. Despite a thorough record of Tribal filings in this proceeding—including previous reform and modernization proceedings initiated in 2011—the Commission has decided to eliminate the enhanced Tribal Lifeline support that was previously designated for all Tribal lands.

Navajo Nation Government Reform Listening Session

The American Indian Policy Institute, along with the Commission on Navajo Government Development and Office of Navajo Government Development are hosting a Navajo Nation Government Reform Listening Session on Thursday, September 24, 2015. The event will be on the ASU Campus at Armstrong Hall in the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281.

FCC ONAP Tribal Nation Training & Consultation Workshop

Federal Communications Commission Office of Native Affairs and Policy Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau to host and FCC Tribal Broadband, Telecom, and Broadcast Training and Consultation Workshop on September 1-3, 2015. Hosted in coordination with the Arizona State University American Indian Policy Institute and at the SkySong Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please Register by contacting ONAP's Daniel Margolis at 202-418-1377.

Halito from AIPI!

Chukma! Hachinchokmata!

Hello! How are you all! 

This is my first blog post as Director of AIPI. I expect to post regularly, perhaps a couple of times a month.  This has been a whirlwind of a last six weeks, with conferences upon conferences and a smattering of graduations!

 It’s been an exciting time and indeed an exciting year, as I come up on my one year anniversary as Director here at AIPI.  Check back often and watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds, as by the end of the summer we’ll have some exciting new announcements.