Update on NAPLP and INSPIRE Programs
Our Summer 2021 Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) cohort has concluded and I want to thank Dr. Elizabeth Rule, Mackenzie Neal, our wonderful students, and of course AT&T, plus many of you for making it a success.
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.
AT&T CIPP, based in the College of Professional Studies, builds upon GW’s longstanding focus on politics and policy together with more than a decade of programming in this area focused specifically on issues facing American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. As the political landscape evolves, AT&T CIPP’s goal is to help strengthen policy in support of Indigenous Peoples and tribal sovereignty.
AT&T CIPP researches key issues facing Indigenous communities and best practices to alleviate these challenges through political means; enhances and assists Indigenous youth and tribal leaders’ understanding of Native American issues and policy from a political perspective; and promotes public awareness of issues of importance to Indigenous communities.
Funding was made possible from generous contributions from AT&T and grants from the AT&T Foundation.
"AT&T has a long history of supporting Indian Country, and we’re proud to be a part of initiatives that are improving Native communities’ quality of life by creating the leaders and workforce of tomorrow."
Vice President of External Affairs, AT&T
Meet the Staff
Director Emeritus, AT&T CIPP
Greg Lebel is the founder and Director Emeritus of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, the Native American Political Leadership Program, the INSPIRE Pre-College Program, and the Semester in Washington Politics Program.
Mr. Lebel has over forty-five years of experience managing educational programs, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for over thirty years.