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Interior Secretary Comes to Arizona

Interior Secretary Comes to Arizona
November 18
08:12 2015
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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the Navajo Nation Tuesday to highlight a new public-private partnership to bring high-speed wireless Internet and Microsoft Nokia tablets to 10 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) dormitories.

The BIE has joined with Verizon and Microsoft to provide more than 1,000 Native American students nationwide with improved access to digital technology in their classrooms and dorms.

Jewell visited Winslow Residential Hall, one of 10 BIE dorms that will benefit from the partnership. All 10 dormitories are expected to be hooked up by early 2016.

Joining Jewell in her Winslow visit was BIE Director Dr. Charles “Monty” Roessel.

The partnership is part of the Obama Administration’s Generation Indigenous initiative.

Secretary Jewell’s Arizona visit continues today with a trip to the Tohono O’odam Nation.

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