• 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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    Find out what happened at Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Spring 2018.

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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

January 30, 2020
The Indigenous Governance Program, a joint program of the Native Nations Institute (NNI) and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) at the James E. Rogers College of Law, is excited to announce its first-ever cohort...
January 30, 2020
The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) welcomed 118 participants from around the world to January in Tucson 2020 (JIT), capping off the largest JIT on record. JIT is three-week, intensive Indigenous governance education session offered through the...
January 30, 2020
Native Nation Institute (NNI) Research Analyst, Mary Beth Jäger (Citizen Potawatomi) and Student Data Manager Kyra James (Navajo Nation, Dine’) presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico...
January 29, 2020
The Native Nations Institute (NNI) is proud to announce the 2020 Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards. Six recipients are working on innovative research related to contemporary Indigenous issues that have practical policy implications and the potential to be useful to…
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…