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Latest NNI News

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September 30, 2019
Native Nations Institute and the Crow Canyon Archeological Center (CCAC) co-hosted the Building Native Nations: Native American Heritage and Governance Conference on August 6 - 8, 2019...
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September 30, 2019
In the wake of the #noDAPL movement and of the 2018 U.S. election, in which Native politics played a prominent role, Indigenous people, Native nations, and tribal governments should be more visible than ever in political science...
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September 30, 2019
The Native Nations Institute is pleased to welcome Cheryl Ellenwood, M.A. (Nez Perce) and Lydia Jennings (Pascua Yaqui and Huichol) as Doctoral Scholars and Ibrahim Garba, M.A., J.D., LL.M. as a Postdoctoral Fellow...
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September 30, 2019
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) is honored to host Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jason Mika, a descendant of the Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand...
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September 30, 2019
In 2018 the University of North Carolina (UNC) created the Cumpston Fellows First-Generation Student Initiative to support first-generation college students explore their identity and concepts of borders and borderlands...