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Ittifatpoli: Policy and the Creative Process with Traci Morris, ASU American Indian Policy Institute

Date(s): Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST / Pacific
Location: 
Zoom
Type(s): 
Community Event, Conversation, Discussion, Q&A, Talk
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, Human Rights, Indigenous, Social Justice
Cost: Free

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

About this Event

Ittifatpoli is a Chickasaw term meaning, "They are talking about serious things" or "They are talking about things that matter." It's also a series of blog posts from Dr. Traci Morris, Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University, where she shares her thoughts and perspectives on the issues of the day.

As we approach our keynote program with Layli Long Soldier and the NEA Big Read winds down to a close, join us for a candid conversation with Dr. Traci Morris about the ways policy impacts all of our lives and what we can do—as individuals, artists, and members of the community—to stay focused on creating positive change.

This event is presented in partnership with the American Indian Policy Institute at ASU and is open to the public and free.

Ittifatpoli with Dr. Traci Morris and the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University is Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST / Pacific on Zoom. 

Please note: as Phoenix does not observe daylight savings time, determining the correct time outside of Arizona can be somewhat confusing. Right now, Phoenix MST is currently equivalent to Pacific (not Mountain). To view the current time in Phoenix, Arizona, you can check the world time clock.

Looking for more events? Talk about decolonization with Dr. Amanda R. Tachine on March 4, learn about Arizona's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Study Committee on March 19, or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at http://piper.asu.edu/nea-big-read/events

About the Author

Photograph of Traci Morris
Traci L Morris is is the director of the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at Arizona State University and a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

AIPI is a think-tank with a primary focus on public policy analysis and research. They have expertise in telecommunications, communications, broadband, digital inclusion, technology for language retention, and technology as the backbone for community and economic development, and communication ethics. They disseminate our work via outcomes to be disseminated in policy briefs, newsletters, lectured, conference presentations, and white papers.

About the NEA Big Read: Phoenix

This event is presented as part of the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU, and over 40 authors, performers, and community organizations. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.

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