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As a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Traci Morris is a leading scholar on the subject of Tribal Digital Sovereignty, a term coined by Morris.Morris is an expert in tribal broadband and access and testified at the Federal Communications Commission and Capitol Hill.

Since 2014, Morris has been the executive director of the American Indian Policy (AIPI) Institute and is a research professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Under her guidance, the AIPI has expanded its services to Indian Country, collaborating with prominent organizations such as the National Congress of American Indians, and more. She currently serves on the Arizona Governor’s Office Interagency and Community Broadband Advisory Council.

Morris has worked with Native American nations, Tribal businesses, and non-profits. Her research and publications have focused on Internet use, digital inclusion, network neutrality, digital equity, and the development of broadband networks in Indian Country.

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