Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – Focusing on protecting, enhancing digital sovereignty

As digital technology increasingly becomes the main infrastructure for information and commerce, tribes will need to create an informed strategy to make sure their voices are included. That is one of the driving factors behind the new Center for Tribal Digital Sovereignty that just launched by Arizona State University and the National Congress of American Indians. The project will research and help tribes navigate important trends and issues including broadband connectivity, AI, and data privacy protection.


Dr. Traci Morris (Chickasaw), executive director and research professor at the American Indian Policy Institute at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Geoffrey Blackwell (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Omaha, and Muscogee Creek), general counsel and chief of staff for the National Congress of American Indians

Matthew Rantanen (Cree), director of technology for Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, board member of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University, and co-chair of Tech and Telecom at the National Congress of American Indians