Keynote: Dr. Traci L Morris

Dr. Traci L Morris, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University. Her professional work encompasses all areas of Native American art and media—from the auditory, to the visual, to the digital realm.

An expert in new media and telecommunications issues in Indian Country, Morris has advocated for digital inclusion at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill and recently served a two-year appointment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), representing Tribal interests.

Morris’s research and publications on Native American media and the digital divide is focused on Internet use, digital inclusion, network neutrality, digital and new media curriculums and development of broadband networks in Indian Country. She’s also the founder of Homahota Consulting.