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  • "Where are the models? What are other nations doing out there? We need to know if it's working and how we can use it."

    - Joan Timeche, Executive Director

  • “January in Tucson [an NNI education program] participants should expect to be mesmerized, amazed, and motivated to take action.”

    “January in Tucson [an NNI education program] participants should expect to be mesmerized, amazed, and motivated to take action.”

    -Desirie Wilson, Administrative Officer, Red Lake Nation

  • "Our [NNI] job is to provide people with the things they need to make positive change in Indian country."

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "[NNI education programs] gives me insight in different ways of how to govern… with one goal in mind and that is to protect our land, protect our culture, and most of all, most importantly, protect our people."

    - Rosa J. Long, Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman, Cocopah Indian Tribe

Latest NNI News

November 26, 2019
NNI staff attended the National Congress of American Indians’ 76th Annual Convention & Marketplace, Sovereignty in Action during the week of October 20th in Albuquerque, NM. Executive Director Joan Timeche (Hopi), Director of Business Development...
November 26, 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation hosted the semi-annual International Advisory Council (IAC) on their homelands in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Chief Leah George and fellow citizens of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation welcomed the IAC with a prayer and song...
November 26, 2019
As the new year approaches, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) is rapidly gearing up for January in Tucson (JIT) 2020. JIT is an intensive education session hosted by NNI’s Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) in partnership with...
November 26, 2019
​Native nations are an integral part of today’s society, whether it be through everyday interactions or the names of places and landmarks.That cannot be more true for Tucson and the University of Arizona (UArizona)...
November 26, 2019
The TenWest Impact Festival was a week-long conference, October 11-20,2019, that included many local perspectives that showcase and solve economic, social, cultural, and environmental challenges facing our communities...