• New JOPNA recently published:

    New JOPNA recently published: "Why beggar thy Indian neighbor? The case for tribal primacy in taxation in Indian country"

    By: Kelly S. Croman & Jonathan B. Taylor

  • "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

  • "We often want a quick fix in our Native communities, but we need to remember that we live in complex societies. Change can take a while."

    - Rachel Rose Starks, Senior Researcher

  • "[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

  • NNI Celebrates 15 Years of Strengthening Indigenous Governance!

    NNI Celebrates 15 Years of Strengthening Indigenous Governance!

Latest NNI News

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May 13, 2016
On April 7th, 2016, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) held their 15th Anniversary Celebration in the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Courtyard. The event started with a welcome from Robert Varady, Interim Director of the Udall Center, and a prayer from Chairman Austin…
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May 13, 2016
NNI staff will participate in this year’s NCAI Midyear Tribal Leader-Scholar Forum, June 27-30, 2016 in Spokane, WA. Senior researcher Rachel Starks joins Tohono O’odham Community College faculty Adrian Quijada, to present at the ‘NCAI Policy Research Center Partner’s Roundtable:…
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April 20, 2016
It is with great excitement that NNI introduces the establishment of an important new network committed to access, utility, relevance, and protection of Indigenous data in the United States. The United States Indigenous Sovereignty Network (USIDSN) follows in the footsteps of…