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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

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

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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

March 25, 2020
As partners of Indian Country, we understand the difficult challenge facing all Native nations and Indigenous peoples across the world. We are also mindful that as the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic...
March 24, 2020
On February 28, 2020, NNI Research Director Miriam Jorgensen presented a paper titled “Indigenous Nations in Post-Racial America: Rethinking Social Inclusion” as part of a panel organized by the National Economic Association and the Union for Radical Political Economics...
March 24, 2020
Collaborations across Indian Country are vital to the success of any organization, and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) knows this first-hand. The Minnesota-based Native Governance...
March 24, 2020
On March 1-5, Native Nations Institute (NNI) staff attended the Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2020), hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. On the third day of the event, Executive Director...
March 23, 2020
The six recipients of the Graduate Student Research and Travel Awards (Spring 2020) are working on innovative research...