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Native American radio summit empowers station owners, prospects

Justin Miller
July 21, 2016

Media diversity advocates say Native-owned radio stations are especially important on rural reservations and that more networks are needed

Loris Taylor knows firsthand how tough it can be to run a radio station in Indian Country.

When she first took over KUYI 88.1 FM on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona in 2000, she had no support system and at one point made an engineer sketch equipment diagrams on an office chalkboard so she could see how everything fit together.

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.

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:

Grad student discovers education is key to tribal leadership goal

February 19, 2014

Emery Tahy left his home at age 16 after his high school counselor told him he’d be better off learning a trade since he was failing in school. Now he’s finishing his master’s degree at ASU while working toward his goal of becoming a tribal leader.

Tahy’s journey through life has taken him from the small Navajo reservation community of Westwater, Utah, to Job Corps, where he learned the value of working hard, and then to the university where he discovered a passion for American Indian Studies.

Dr. Eddie Brown, AIPI Executive Director Interview in Arizona Republic

June 19, 2014

Phoenix streets using 'Squaw' in name might be changed

Dustin Gardiner, the Republic | 

Every time Eddie Brown hikes his beloved Piestewa Peak, he passes by a street sign that still evokes troubling memories of the degrading way people spoke to his mother.

"Squaw Peak Drive," reads a sign at the head of the road leading to the gnarled mountain in east Phoenix.