Honoring Nations & Case Studies

Case studies are a critical means of sharing cumulative knowledge and experience among tribal leadership and other practitioners of Native nation building. They take readers/participants through a reflective and investigative process designed to open possibilities for change and growth within their own nations.

NNI and Harvard Project narrative case studies are written products that raise challenges Indigenous nations across the globe have faced and describe the solutions used to address them. NNI’s Teaching cases are teaching tools that present a situation and call upon participants to “practice” nation building—to identify the problem, analyze the environment, and engineer solutions for change.

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Honoring Nations. Since 1999, the Harvard Project’s Honoring Nations program has documented and disseminated the stories of outstanding examples of Native nation self-governance.

Learn more about Honoring Nations
List of honorees and links to their stories


Links to Case Studies coming soon!