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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

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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

  • "[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

July 28, 2022
Creating a private sector on Native American lands is critical to a sustainable economy which we aim to contribute to every summer with our Native American Youth Entrepreneurship Program (NAYEP). Business development (both on and off…
July 28, 2022
Sept. 19 – 20, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ: Recognizing that many Native nations are faced with pressing challenges related to their constitutional foundations, we are hosting an executive education seminar at Wild Horse Pass Resort...
April 21, 2022
​During the conception of "The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis" study (NSF-OPP Award # 2035161), the Indigenous Research Advisory Committee…
April 21, 2022
In December 2021, NNI welcomed members to the NNI Tribal Professional Cohort 2022 (TPC). The one-year cohort experience equips Native leaders with knowledge and tools for Native Nation Building. This year’s TPC included elected leaders and…
April 21, 2022
On February 18, Andrew Martinez (Tohono O'odham, Diegueno, Yaqui) participated in the Data Decision to Action: Public Data Infrastructure for Scientific Discovery panel session during the American Association for the Advancement of Science…