U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning to address the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI).
SIPI is a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution and will hold commencement at 10 a.m. MDT (12 p.m. EST).
?“We are honored to have Secretary Jewell join us for commencement, as we celebrate this important milestone in the lives of our students and their families,” said Dr. Sherry Allison, SIPI President.
Jewell became Secretary of the Interior in April 2013.
SIPI, established in 1971, provides career technical training and transfer degree programs to students from the nation’s 566 federally recognized tribes.
The commencement can be watched on the live stream here.