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AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy
The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (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.
The Center will:
- Consult with Indigenous leaders and managers to identify barriers facing their communities and build upon nations’ own political capacities to overcome these challenges; and
- Engage Indigenous youth and assist tribal leaders in concert with national advocacy organizations and partner universities in developing the tools with which to analyze issues and policy from a political perspective; and
- Promote public awareness of issues of importance to Indigenous communities.
The Center’s sustainable model will create and disseminate knowledge through research, scholarship, and service that focuses on the larger issues Indigenous peoples face.
The Center will also play an important role in the larger University context as a catalyst for recruiting and retaining Native undergraduate and graduate students to GW and will provide essential ongoing support services to these Native students and their unique and culturally rich backgrounds.