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AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy

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About the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) is a University-based center whose purpose is to research issues, assist and provide support to tribal leaders, and promote public awareness on issues of national political significance to Indigenous communities, including public health, adequate housing, economic security and education. 

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Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP)

The NAPLP Program provides full academic scholarships for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to experience a semester at GW learning about the public policy decision-making process, governmental functions and politics in a democratic society. 

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INSPIRE Pre-College Program

The INSPIRE Pre-College Program is a full scholarship program open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian rising junior and senior high school students, who want to spend 3-weeks at GW learning about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government.

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GW Develops a ‘Guide to Indigenous D.C.’

A new tool will help visitors to Washington, D.C., discover the historic and contemporary landmarks of those who inhabited the city’s land before its development as the nation’s capital. “Guide to Indigenous D.C.” is a free mobile app developed by AT&T CIPP in collaboration with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.
Kevin Gover, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian speaks sitting at a table

Smithsonian Museum Director Speaks at GW about Native American History and Policymaking

Kevin Gover, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, discussed his career and problems with the way Native American history is taught at a lecture in late April. His presentation was the keynote lecture of the Indigenous America University Seminar, a programming initiative led by Dr. Elizbeth Rule, assistant director for the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (AT&T CIPP).
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GW Panel Talks about Engaging Youth in Politics

The panel featured U.S. Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and was titled “More Than a Vote” and was sponsored by the GW Graduate School of Political Management in collaboration with the School of Media and Public Affairs and the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy. The panel also included Lara Brown, director of GSPM.