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ArizonaNativeNet Rolls Out Distance Learning Program for Tribes

ArizonaNativeNet, a Web portal designed to promote nation building in American Indian communities, today debuted the first in a series of distance learning modules designed for tribal leaders. As the first free program of its kind in the country, the Web-based project will address a critical and increasing need for information about Indian law and governance. The module, as well a variety of information about ArizonaNativeNet, can be viewed at www.arizonanativenet.com. "There's really nothing like it anywhere in the world," said Professor Robert A. Williams Jr., director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. "The Internet has the potential to be an important tool of tribal sovereignty, bringing cutting-edge research and information to reservations."

ArizonaNativeNet is unique because it was developed by world-class experts in the fields of Indian law and native nation building, and provides a one-stop shop for information in other areas of concern, including health, education, breaking news, employment and grant opportunities, a calendar of events and much more. ArizonaNativeNet is supported through a grant from the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona Regents Reach Out (ARRO) grant program, and a Congressionally-directed grant administered through the Department of Education. For more information, see the press release.


Posted:02/06/2007