AIPI Director and Policy Analyst Invited to Speak at Wiring the Rez
The sixth annual Wiring the Rez: Innovative Strategies for Business Development Via E-Commerce Conference presented by the Rosette, LLP American Indian Economic Development Program at the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Indian Legal Program was held on January 30-31, 2020 at Wild Horse Pass. Director Morris and Policy Analyst Brian Howard were both invited speakers on a panel titled: Wiring the Rez: Broadband Access, Spectrum Opportunities, and Broadband Funding. Dr. Morris gave a presentation of the AIPI Tribal Technology Assessment released in late 2019. Brian Howard presented Spectrum Airwaves: A Natural Resource Tribes Must Leverage. Also, on the panel was Brian Smith, the Telecom Programs Representative from Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture; he spoke on funding opportunities for broadband infrastructure.
The lunch speaker on Day one was Kimberly TeeHee the Cherokee Nation Delegat-designate to the U.S. House of Representatives.