• Announcing a New Publication: Data As A Strategic Resource

    Announcing a New Publication: Data As A Strategic Resource

    By our Associate Director: Stephanie Carroll Rainie, et al.

  • Another NNI Report Recently Published: "Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review"

    By our Research Director, Miriam Jorgensen, and Randall K.Q. Akee


    Made possible by the US Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund and the Udall Foundation

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

    - Stephen Cornell, Faculty Chair

  • "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

  • "We often want a quick fix in our Native communities, but we need to remember that we live in complex societies. Change can take a while."

    - Rachel Rose Starks, Senior Researcher

  • "[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

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February 13, 2017
NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen will present preliminary findings of the “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” report and data review at a public meeting of the...
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February 13, 2017
From November 30 - December 2, 2016 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN, the Native Governance Center and Native Nations Institute welcomed Native Nation Rebuilders...
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February 3, 2017
The upcoming March 9th-10th conference, "'Who Belongs?' From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment," to be held at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College...
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December 20, 2016
The Native Nations Institute produced a three-part educational video series called, “Water is Life” in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The video series brings a Native nation building perspective to the current conflict...
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December 20, 2016
The first Alaska Native Tribal Government Symposium—intended to build knowledge, understanding, and relationships for the advancement of tribal government in...