• ONLINE COURSES ARE FULL but register for our FREE WEBINAR on May 27th!

  • "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

  • New Nation-Building Resource:

    THE CONSTITUTIONS TOOLBOX

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

  • Genomic Research Through an Indigenous Lens:
    Understanding the Expectations

    NEW PUBLICATION IN THE ANNUAL REVIEWS

    Authors include NNI's Andrew Martinez and Stephanie Carroll Rainie

    READ IT>


  • "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

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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.
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May 6, 2020
The Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation and the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona (NNI) are pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 Native American Congressional Interns. The program’s newest...
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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...