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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."

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    “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

August 23, 2019
The International Law, United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Data Sovereignty Workshop was held at the International Institute of the Sociology of Law, in Onati, Spain...
August 23, 2019
The University of Arizona Indigenous Governance Program is pleased to announce that Karen R. Diver (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) has been appointed Director, Business Development, Native American Initiatives...
August 23, 2019
NNI hosted the seventeenth Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (NAYEC), an Indigenous centered program that fills a critical gap in youth entrepreneurship education. The camp was held June 17 – 21, 2019 at the University of Arizona and facilitated...
August 23, 2019
Look around, the world we know is changing; across the globe, communities are witnessing the signs, and we've seen them here, too. In 2017 a team of researchers from the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado formed a network to enhance discussion at the nexus of…
August 23, 2019
Staff from the Native Nations Institute (NNI) and U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) came together on July 24, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona for a joint professional development opportunity...