• "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


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  • "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 18, 2018
Native Nations Institute Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) attended International Data Week International Data Week (IDW) in Gaborone, Botswana. Rainie, a Co-Chair for the Research Data Alliance's...
December 17, 2018
Native Nations Institute (NNI) presented work at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Dec 10-14, 2018 in Washington DC. This is the second year that NNI has been invited to engage with AGU. This year’s meeting focused on ethics, diversity, and inclusion...
December 17, 2018
​On November 16, Native Nations Institute (NNI) facilitated an introductory Youth Entrepreneur workshop for 14 students from Baboquivari High School on the Tohono O'odham (TO) Nation Reservation. The fundamentals of business basics, successful business practices in Indian…
December 17, 2018
Each week during January in Tucson 2019, the Indigenous Governance Program will host a distinguished American Indian women leader to share insights from her experiences working in Native governance. Invited speakers will deliver a noon-hour lecture, and will be invited to discuss…
November 16, 2018
More than 75 Passamaquoddy citizens attended a three-day leadership and planning workshop facilitated by NNI Tribal Services. Nation building curriculum included case study presentations and discussion, implementation of nation building lessons, and research on why...