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February 2020 Newsletter 

AIPI 2019 Annual Report

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AIPI invited speakers at Wiring the Rez 

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AIPI Staff Attend AZ/NM Tribal Consortium/Arizona Community College Technical Workshop

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AIPI Releases 2019 Annual Report 

AIPI has released its 2019 Annual Report. We hope this reflection on our work in the past year reveals a glimpse of the passion we have for serving Indian Country. Please visit click the link below to learn more.
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.

AIPI Staff Attend AZ/NM Tribal Consortium/Arizona Community College Technical Workshop 

AIPI Research and Policy Analyst Brian Howard attended a meeting of tribal and community colleges to learn about technology access issues hosted at the University of Arizona on January 27th and 28th. Discussions focused on how to build and maintain wireless networks for science education and research. Also discussed were recent proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission to free up spectrum in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands. Emphasis was placed on opportunities for tribes to access these spectrum frequencies to build their own communications infrastructure.

 February 2020 

Saving San Xavier: Protecting an Arizona Icon | February 5 & 6, 2020 | Tucson, then Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Indian Festival | February 8-9, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ
30th Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest | February 8-9, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
State of Indian Nations | February 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. ET | Washington D.C.
NCAI 2020 Executive Council Winter Session | February 10-13, 2020 | Washington D.C.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education Meeting | February 13-14, 2020 | Washington D.C.
2020 AIRCH Winter Institute | February 21, 2020 | Chandler, AZ

Native American MEN Conference | February 21, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ

Agriculture Policy and Food Sovereignty Symposium | February 25, 2020 | Choctaw, MS

2nd Annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow | February 29, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
 March 2020 

Indian Fair & Market Best of Show Reception | March 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. | Phoenix, AZ
Heard Museum Guild 62nd Annual Indian Fair & Market | March 7-8, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
Tribal Interior Budget Council | March 9-13, 2020 | Washington D.C.
34th Annual American Indian Student Art Show & Sale | March 27-30, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
Fourth Periodic Meeting of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee | March 31, 2020 | Washington D.C.

 April 2020 

NAFOA 38th Annual Conference | April 5-7, 2020 | Nashville, TN
34th Annual Pow Wow at ASU | April 10-12, 2020 | Tempe, AZ
Symposium for American Indian Languages (SAIL) | April 17-18, 2020 | Tucson, AZ

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