• NEW WEBINAR: "Native Nation Building and the CARES Act"

    Featuring Chairman Bryan Newland of the Bay Mills Indian Community, Councilwoman Herminia Frias of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and hosted by NNI's Karen Diver

  • "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

  • "[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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June 5, 2020
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) stand in solidarity with those seeking justice for George Floyd, Dion Johnson, Dalvin Hollins, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and every Black person’s life...
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May 26, 2020
Over the last three weeks Miriam Jorgensen, NNI’s director of research, and three other scholars affiliated with NNI and its sister program, the Harvard Project on American Indian...
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May 7, 2020
The Native Nations Institute believes that young people are critical contributors who carry the capacity and courage to effect lasting and positive change for their communities. An important element in their success...
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May 7, 2020
On April 16 and 17, the National Science Foundation hosted Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) meeting through a virtual venue. The goals for the meeting were to: accelerate the rate...
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May 6, 2020
Native Nations Institute (NNI) welcomes Elijah Bia (Navajo Nation) to the family. Elijah is a freshman at the University of Arizona studying Journalism with a focus on digital applications.