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The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy is a university-based research center advancing Indigenous self-governance through research, tribal advocacy, and academic programming for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students. We're here to partner with tribal leaders, policymakers, and allies to amplify Indigenous voices and take advantage of every opportunity to build sustainable solutions for Indian Country. 

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Latest News & Research

  • Access to Justice: Native America
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    Access to Justice: Native America

    Sovereign tribal nations and their citizens face systemic barriers to justice. Using its research findings, AT&T CIPP is developing an educational curriculum to help tribal advocates, both Native and non-Native, navigate the courtroom and the daily use of law.

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  • Guide to Indigenous DC
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    Guide to Indigenous DC

    With support from the American Indian College Fund and Native Americans in Philanthropy, AT&T CIPP created and launched the
    Guide to Indigenous DC, an educational walking tour app featuring modern and historical sites of significance to Native peoples across the Nation’s capital. Read more!

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  • Gender Violence & Native Women
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    Gender Violence & Native Women

    Native American women, girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals experience sexual violence, murder, and abduction at astonishingly high rates.

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CPS Developed App Guides D.C. Visitors to Local Indigenous Landmarks

Dr. Elizabeth Rule, assistant director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at the GW College of Professional Studies, designed and developed an app to highlight the contributions of indigenous peoples to the city with a walking tour map and guide available for free download for iOS devices.
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Native American Students Intern on Capitol Hill

Nolan Arkansas and Jordan Oglesby participated in GW's Native American Political Leadership Program and interned with the first Native American women elected to Congress.
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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.
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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.
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Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Rule

Congratulations to CPS faculty member Elizabeth Rule who successfully defended her dissertation in December 2018 and completed her Ph.D. in American Studies at Brown University.