January In Tucson dates: Jan. 6th -25th, 2020

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  • New Publication:

    Building an Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network
    Through Relational Accountability

    Authors include NNI's Mary Beth Jager and Stephanie Russo Carroll

  • New Nation-Building Resource:


    Created in partnership with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development

  • Master of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance

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  • Genomic Research Through an Indigenous Lens:
    Understanding the Expectations


    Authors include NNI's Andrew Martinez and Stephanie Carroll Rainie

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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

December 19, 2019
​Native Nations Institute (NNI) welcomes Eugenia P. Tashquinth (Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham), as the new Administrative Assistant. Tashquinth comes to NNI from the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Tribal Gaming Office and has worked for the Department of Agriculture & Natural…
December 19, 2019
The Native Nations Rebuilders Program (Rebuilders) is an opportunity for emerging and established leaders to further build networks and grow their knowledge base to more effectively lead in their communities. The program, administered by the Native Governance Center...
December 19, 2019
The third convening of Common Roots, Common Futures, hosted by the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre, University of Waikato in Aotearoa November 10th-15th, 2019 connected academics and practitioners from Indigenous communities in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand...
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...