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AISES 2015 Executive Awardee

“In my experience through AISES, I’ve kind of gone through the ranks of being a student member, professional member, and serving on the board.

I’ve always wondered how can I eventually get to the point where I’m giving back to my community; it’s not necessarily been my tribe, but it’s been multiple tribes.

– Mel Yawakie, Vice President

Winds of Change: 25 Native STEM Enterprises To Watch

When Madonna Yawakie grew up on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in northern North Dakota, phone calls were expensive. Calls to the tribal headquarters, just 14 miles away, were considered long distance. Her parents' typical monthly phone bill was $300....

MNIBA: Telecommunications on Tribal Lands

Telecommunications on Tribal Lands: Transitioning from Consumer to Regulator and Service Provider Tribal Lands and Infrastructure Infrastructure development on tribal land continues to lag behind the rest of the country. The remoteness of most reservations...

Winds of Change: Telecommunications Closing the Gap

Madonna Peltier Yawakie, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, founded Turtle Island Communications (TICOM) in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 2001 with the aim of offering telecommunications consulting to tribes....

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